WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Riesling
  • APPELLATION
    Mendocino
  • ALCOHOL
    13.20%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Might we introduce you to our dear friend, Riesling? And not just any Riesling, a fresh, zippy, fruity quaffer crafted by the one and only Thomas Rivers Brown, who humbly acknowledges he’s received around twenty five, give or take, 100pt scores from Robert Parker or Spectator in his 15-year career. Clearly, he’s one who knows his way around the grape to glass situation.

Alas, the Heart’s Needle bottling from Mendocino, an ode to the W.D. Snodgrass poem, is a never-released, absolute rarity that has made its way to our warehouse. Sourced from 40-year old vines in Mendocino County, the light, lively expression this Riesling brings to the palate is pure bliss. It has the slightest kiss of sweetness, but with plenty of tingling acidity to keep it balanced. Crisp white peaches, orange blossom, slate and spice, it’s your take-out Thai (or Chinese, Nepalese, Indian, Mexican, what have you!) pairing that you will elevate your evening.

Over 40% off and only $19! Riesling crafted by a 100pt winemaker? Sounds like a great decision to us!

TASTING NOTES 

Crisp white peaches, orange blossom, slate and spice with a slight sweetness and refreshing acidity.

THE STORY TO KNOW

“You can’t just take a bunch of stuff and shove it all in one year,” said Mr. Brown. “We make a joke that if only there were 10 harvests a year, we could get really good at this really fast.”

And, for Mr. Thomas Rivers Brown.  In the past 15 years he has made more than 25 wines that have received perfect scores from Robert Parker or the Spectator. (He’s not sure of the exact number, which seems in character for this laid-back Southerner.)