2012 Nacina Riesling, Tondré Vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands 750ml 5-Pack
Astonishingly fresh with intense yet delicate notes of melon, honey, and well-spiced ripe grapefruit. Enormous concentration, plush flavors of ripe apricot and pear, perfectly balanced by acidity and a long finish.
History and Tradition: Nacina means “The Way” in Croatian. The Tudor family has been growing grapes on the Dalmatian Coast's island of Hvar for hundreds of years. In 1917 Dan “Dinko” Tudor boarded a steamer from the Istria Peninsula to Ellis Island, NYC. Settling in Delano, California he followed his passion of growing table grapes building one of the largest vineyard operations by the 1960's. First cousins, Christian Tudor and Dan Tudor started Tudor Wines in 2000. This Nacina wine is a tribute to a tradition of always following one's own path and passion in life – all while seeking happiness and spreading goodwill on the way.
The Vintage: 2012 was a very cool vintage allowing the Riesling to retain its acidity while developing deeply complex flavors. Fermented in stainless steel at low temperature over the period of four months the wine slowing reached the desired balance of alcohol and residual sugars at which point it was halted. This wine will continue to develop in the bottle for many years. Enjoy with a wide variety of foods, including spicy Asian dishes as well as rich and savory French and German.