Terra Valentine

2013 Estate Riesling

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APPEARANCE pale golden yellow
AROMAS & FLAVORS poached pear, guava, honeycomb, minerality
PALATE dry, sour apple, vanilla kiwi tart, orange peel, soft acidity
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS Dry Riesling pairs well with fresh shellfish, seafood, chicken in light or creamy sauces, or vegetarian dishes and lightly pickled vegetables. Also try with aged goat cheese.

100% Riesling

PRODUCTION 796 cases
AGING POTENTIAL Ready to enjoy now!


Sam Baxter

About the Winemaker

Winemaker Sam Baxter, has always had a keen focus on the grapes in the vineyard to achieve ideal ripeness and flavor development, leading to a winemaking style marked by minimal intervention. The yield of this approach is evident in our Terra Valentine wines that reflect a sense of place while showing the intensity of mountain grown fruit and balanced elegance.

Sam Baxter stands tall among an esteemed few, of the next generation of Napa Valley winemakers. Baxter literally grew up in the grapevines, trailing father Phil, whose winemaking made a legendary mark in the late ’60s when the Napa Valley first experienced international notoriety as a respected winegrowing region.

After graduating from University of California, Davis with a degree in fermentation science in 1998, Sam extended his experience with a pivotal internship position at Sterling Vineyards and stints abroad in Australia. His first encounters with Terra Valentine were cultivated during the early years at the winery, dubbed the “cowboy” era (1999-2001) due to the rough-and-tumble condition of the winery and its vineyard land, which allowed for barely enough energy to run the lights, but no hot water. Working under these off-the-grid conditions went a long way in building Baxter’s strong winemaking foundation.

About the Winery
Terra Valentine
The legacy of Terra Valentine's wine program is a remarkable journey for not only the winery, but for the Baxter family as well. Phil Baxter graced these vineyards and put his fingerprint on the exquisite wines from the famed Spring Mountain AVA. In 2002 Sam Baxter took the helm from his father leading the fine wines of Terra Valentine to achieve a cult like status.
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