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CedarCreek Platinum Block 3 Rieslingtext
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CedarCreek Platinum Block 3 Riesling 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHistorically, the Platinum Block Riesling gets two picks, with the second trier getting a few extra weeks of hang time before harvest. In 2016 however, the first pick, all fresh and bright, felt right to winemaker Taylor Whelan and was fermented (ten percent in French oak) for 30-45 days. Post ferment the juice spent five months on its lees in stainless steel. The result is a bit of buttery lime curd, with a crisp lime playing against a light, creamy palate. There is a candied citrus note, again led by lime, that textures the white peach, tangerine palate and clings to the finish. Very youthful still, as well as angular - this is mostly elbows and knees at this point. A welcome 10.5 percent, making this shine with dishes like Thai green curry. Drinkable now, but a few years could add some complexity.Tasted: 02 April 2018Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 22.99 winery direct Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 55861UPC: 778913800306