2016 Hagafen Napa Valley Dry White Riesling
Although officially still in a drought, Napa Valley received enough rain over the winter months to allow for a larger crop and what appears to be another great vintage. By mid-October, vintners throughout the Napa Valley were breathing a collective sigh of relief – and satisfaction – for the end of this year's harvest. The near-perfect growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Wines from the 2016 vintage are now quietly developing in cellars throughout Napa Valley and vintners are pinching themselves and smiling for the gift it appears Mother Nature has given them: a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar quality Napa Valley wines.
Our 2016 Estate Bottled Dry White Riesling is a delightful change from the typical Riesling . With a fresh and clean nose, the aroma of this lovely wine has hints of lychee and lemon zest and a slight spiciness that tingles the senses The fresh and clean feeling carries through the palate with vivid and clear notes of Meyer lemon and white peach. The mouth feel is pleasingly soft but with bright, lively elements of spice and fruit. This refreshingly dry wine lingers long after it has left your palate and leaves you with a new appreciation for Riesling’s delightful diversity.
Gold - American Fine Wine Competition, 2018
Gold - Winemaker's Challenge Wine Competition, 2017
Gold - The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, 2017
Gold - Camp Good Days Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, 2017
Gold - Pacific Rim International Wine Competition, 2017