Perched above the banks of the Napa River is our incredible Destin Vineyard, home to our newest varietal that was inspired by one of our founders, Carol Vassiliadis, to celebrate Carol’s many contributions to the winery as well as her love for the arts, music, and theater.
In this moment you will understand that first is not always best. As vines mature their expressiveness grows and the second vintage of our Estate Riesling is the perfect example. Named after one of our founders, Carol Vassiliadis, who is a lover of music and the arts. This wine is perfect for those moments that bring music to your heart.
This dry Riesling starts with exuberant aromas of orange peel and dried apricot. The mouthwatering acidity is matched with lively flavors of fresh-squeezed lemonade and citrus zest. This delicate wine, with an abundant mouthfeel, is an enchanting and uplifting experience that will delight your senses.
Perched above the banks of the Napa River is our incredible Destin Vineyard. Home to our Riesling vineyards this location emulates the steep slopes of Riesling vineyards located high above Germany’s famed Mosel River. This new block enjoys the cooling effect brought by the proximity of the river and trees that line the property.
August 30, 2019
Neutral French Oak – Stainless (3 mo)
February 20, 2020
Food Pairing Notes
Riesling is unique because it pairs well with many dishes that other varietals do not. This deliciously delicate wine shines alongside lighter fare such as fresh Mango and Seafood Salad. It also holds its own when paired with heartier cuisine such as Carol’s favorite “Yeghents (Pilaf) served with Chicken,” a savory one-pot Armenian dish enlivened by a broth of spices, onions, dried fruits, and fresh herbs.
“Destin Vineyard in it’s third year is showing incredible stride with producing a world class dry Riesling! The site has all the great elements of perfect terroir for this noble grape. The gravel soils with just the right percentage of silt and clay, cool microclimate and we’ve planted the right clone and rootstock to communicate that into a really special wine. I love the racy freshness and tropical layers this wine possesses. The clean feel it leaves you with is so satisfying and commands a revisit!”