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Phantom Creek Estates Riesling
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Phantom Creek Estates Riesling 2017

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFor those who think Phantom Creek Estates is about red wines, think again. The first riesling release is made from fruit acquired in East Kelowna. The fruit, from 10-year-old vines, was fermented dry over four months using only native yeasts. It's aged in a mix of stainless steel and neutral barrels to preserve the authenticity of this dry riesling. In 2017 the vintage was variable in quality, leading to lower yields and higher concentration during the long, dry fall. Four months down the road, this wine continues to develop intensity both on the nose and the palate. The colour is a deeper yellow than the Okanagan norm. On the palate, the yellow fruits and pears appear chiselled and preview a razor-sharp, dry, firm style that finishes clean. There is a touch of ripeness poking through the back end, adding to the texture and length that is long and impressive. We look forward to more of the same from Olivier Humbrecht in the coming years. It is made for food.Tasted: 05 September 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Phantom Creek EstatesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: RieslingUPC: 626990348801