Lucas & Lewellen 2018 Riesling
Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club
- Santa Ynez Valley AVA
- Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
- Los Alamos Vineyard, Los Alamos Valley - Santa Barbara County
- 100% Riesling
- Cases Produced
The Lucas & Lewellen 2018 Riesling comes from the winery’s estate Los Alamos Vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley of Santa Barbara County. Stretching for over a mile of Highway 101 frontage just south of the town of Los Alamos, this cooler, more moderate climate vineyard is home to over 20 varieties and has long been a source for many of California’s most acclaimed wineries. Some of the vines were planted from cuttings brought over from Europe over 25 years ago!
This 2018 Riesling was made in the style of the beautiful German Rieslings - bigger bodied, bone-dry, and crisper, with honeyed melon-tinged, spicy spearmint and tropical cherimoya flavors typical of the vineyard. These Riesling grapes were hand-harvested and cold fermented to preserve their fresh flavors and bright aromas. An excellent food pairing with the 2018 Riesling is Molcajete Mixto, a traditional Mexican dish originating in Oaxaca that includes skirt steak, chicken, shrimp, chorizo and salsa (see recipe on page 5).