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CedarCreek Riesling

CedarCreek Riesling 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWinemaker Taylor Whelan is not looking for the piercing acidity that some of his competitors are going after, but he is embracing a softer, more enticing style. The 2017 is ‘Spatlese-like’ made from fully ripe riesling grapes. Most of the fruit, all clone 21B, comes off the young Home Block vineyard, Block 1, planted in 2013, but some 25 percent is of the fruit is over 30 years old. Some nine percent is aged in oak for a bit of texture and weight. Expect an open floral, citrus nose. The attack is intense with a long showy bead of limey acidity tempered by the residual sugar. An intense, long, and mouthwatering bargain. Thai curries, vegetarian dishes or a sunny patio all work here.Tasted: 05 September 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 18.99 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: RieslingCSPC: 217166UPC: 778913023026