2016 Sparkling Riesling, Wirz Vineyard
On the pallet the wine is Brut, dry, with a surprisingly rich body. Beautiful clean finish.
The Wirz vineyard is located in Cienega Valley (San Benito County), in the foothills of the Gabilan Mountain Range ~1100 ft above sea level and ~25 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Riesling vines are approximately 70 years old grown on granite and limestone soils. The vines are head trained and dry farmed with the exception of the last two drought years they received minimal winter supplemental water.
Made by the traditional champagne bottle method. The wine spent 13-16 months under tirage and upon disgorgement, no dosage was added.
Aromas of pear, lime, and hint of blossom. Also heady biscuit and bread. On the pallet the wine is Brut, dry, with a surprisingly rich body. Beautiful clean finish.
Price$34.00 ($34.00 / bottle)
Ser is an artisanal winery based out of Santa Cruz, CA, specializing in varietal, vineyard designate, old world style wines, produced in a natural way to allow the expression of their varietal character and the vineyards from which they are sourced.
Ser began its first vintage in 2012 with wines sourced from vineyards influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Cool climate, central coast vineyards including the appellations of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Cienega Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and more recently Edna Valley are the primary sources of fruit.