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Dashe Cellars Riesling Potter Valley Mcfadden Farms 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This has some immediate and penetrating aromatics. It smells a bit leesy at first then offers up intense yellow apple, peach, floral, and sharp, granitic mineral tones with a hint of salt and a tiny hint of garlic chive. On entry this is fun and rich, profoundly so considering this is completely dry. The fruit is cut by mineral tones; though a touch more acidity would not be a bad thing. It’s full of apple, and subtle unripe pineapple flavors that yield to more minerality and soft dried mango and earthy notes on the long finish with just a whisper of icy mint on the finale. A really lovely effort that combines a rich mouthfeel with attractive minerality. This would work very well with oily white fish like swordfish or mackerel. 92pts

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Dashe Cellars:
A Marriage Of Ideas Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, we are a family-run artisan winery. Focused on crafting small allotments of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah wines, Dashe Cellars marries techniques from California and the great winemaking regions of France. The results are complex, sensuous red wines that capture the charm and ... Read more
A Marriage Of Ideas Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, we are a family-run artisan winery. Focused on crafting small allotments of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah wines, Dashe Cellars marries techniques from California and the great winemaking regions of France. The results are complex, sensuous red wines that capture the charm and personality of top Sonoma vineyards in the Dry Creek and Alexander valleys. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Dashe Cellars Riesling Potter Valley Mcfadden Farms

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,781
4.50 5
03/17/2010

This has some immediate and penetrating aromatics. It smells a bit leesy at first then offers up intense yellow apple, peach, floral, and sharp, granitic mineral tones with a hint of salt and a tiny hint of garlic chive. On entry this is fun and rich, profoundly so considering this is completely dry. The fruit is cut by mineral tones; though a touch more acidity would not be a bad thing. It’s full of apple, and subtle unripe pineapple flavors that yield to more minerality and soft dried mango and earthy notes on the long finish with just a whisper of icy mint on the finale. A really lovely effort that combines a rich mouthfeel with attractive minerality. This would work very well with oily white fish like swordfish or mackerel. 92pts


Member Reviews for Dashe Cellars Riesling Potter Valley Mcfadden Farms

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3.00 5
03/11/2010

Citrus and honey nose, melting in to the creamy honeyed palate. The oak is fairly pronounced but gives an austere finish to a wine that would be great with a sharp cheese.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
03/11/2010

Very fresh and minerally, with hints of lemon, peach, and apricot. I like the acids a lot, they give it good body and are not overpowering. Although it's labeled dry, it has a noticeable sweetness that adds to the flavor. A bit of butteriness on the finish rounds it out well.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
03/11/2010

Rapturous nose of honey, lemons, and caramel. Sharp but well balanced acidity on the tongue and opens up into a medium-bodied delicate honeysuckle flavor with a slight spiced vanilla finish. That's right, I said rapturous.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
4.00 5
03/11/2010

Nice clean mineral nose. Soft sweet tropical fruits, lychee and a hint of minerality on the finish. Very nice,


Snooth User: Carly Wray
196958852
3.00 5
03/11/2010

Straw and orange-confection up front, chalky minerality on deck, practicing its swing. Wait for the banana cream note: it slips down the center, while the prominent - but not pushy - fig & honey flavors cling to the edges of the tongue.


Snooth User: Heathen83
127203402
4.00 5
11/26/2010

A truly dry Riesling! One of my chief complaints about most other California "dry" Rieslings is that they generally are still very sweet. Not this one. Floral with a little apple and maybe some petrol on the nose. Strong, but balanced acid helps give it a great mouth feel. Finishes well.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
356700352
3.50 5
03/11/2010

medium straw in color, medium bodied, good balanced acidity and legitimately bone dry. one of the more old worldy American rieslings I've tried - perhaps a tiny bit of classic German petrol, ripe apples, honeysuckle. I wish for some minerality but you can't win every round. yum. good finish.


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External Reviews for Dashe Cellars Riesling Potter Valley Mcfadden Farms

11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. A bit heavy, a bit blunt and a bit coarse in feel, this weighty and comparatively alcoholic look at dry Riesling is anything but lively and bright, and what modest fruit it manages to show is muted at best. It coarsens and heats up a bit at the finish, and it ends with a bit of a thud.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. A bit heavy



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