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Synchromesh Wines Thorny Vines Rieslingtext

Synchromesh Wines Thorny Vines Riesling 2015

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSynchromesh has earned their street cred as THE riesling producers in BC, and on par with the best in Canada. This is one of four single vineyard rieslings released this year. Alan Dickinson works with many different ferments within each vineyard, isolating the ones which best signify the site. From the southern end of Naramata Bench, Thorny Vines Vineyard is German clones on fertile heavy clay; facing north affords the vineyard some cooler temperatures, as does the moderating effects of Okanagan Lake. Chalky, lemon acidity and a green apple cut works across the lemon balm, lime pulp and fleshy pear juiciness. Kabinett-styled, this linear, medium bodied and intense white gobbles up 36 g/l RS, leaving a pithy white grapefruit and lime-y-ness in its wake, finishing dry. Fantastic value.Tasted: 30 May 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$23.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Synchromesh Wines Inc.Distributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 345942UPC: 62699014398