Origin: Alexander Valley, CA
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: 100% Riesling
De-stemmed and macerated on the skins for 15 days. Pressed directly to neutral oak and aged for 9 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Apricot gilet, peach ring, and orange blossom based aromatics are the primer for a structured, savory palate that is one part flower child and two parts (something energetic/relatable)
Northern African foods - Think Moroccan and Ethiopian. Well spiced foods. We do not mean spicy/picante, but rather herbs, and savory seasonings
The approach to Catch & Release is simple. Source the best fruit possible and let it do the heavy lifting. They do not course correct in the cellar so fruit quality is paramount.
The wines are delicate - Less extraction, gentle pressing and a general philosophy that less is more. It’s all in the details.
**DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, WE HAVE AN UPGRADED, INSULATED SHIPPING MATERIAL TO PREVENT DAMAGING THE WINE IN TRANSIT. THIS INCREASES SHIPPING TO $30/ BOX TEMPORARILY UNTIL THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN. **
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!