Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Ser Winery 2017 Dry Riesling, Wirz Vineyard

“Ser” is the Spanish verb “to be”. Ser is also the name of an artisanal winery based in Santa Cruz, California and the producer of the Ser Winery 2017 Dry Riesling, Wirz Vineyard, the Please The Palate Wine of the Week.

Inspired by the notion of “being”, owner and winemaker Nicole Walsh is dedicated to expressing the true varietal expression and the place it is from. The Ser Dry Riesling is a perfect example of this.

The fruit comes from the Wirz Vineyard in the Cienega Valley of the Gabilan Mountain range. The 70+ year old, head-trained, dry-farmed vines grow in decomposed granite and limestone soils that sit at a 1000 ft elevation.

The Riesling was whole cluster pressed and underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel using indigenous yeasts. The result is a dry Riesling with notes of lime, peach, nectarine and green apple. On the palate, the wine is refreshing with crisp acidity and lovely mineral finish.

Available for $26 per bottle, the Ser Winery 2017 Dry Riesling will pair well with shellfish, chicken and spicy food.