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Orofino Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling Clone 239
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16¾/20

Orofino Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling Clone 239 2018

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHendsbee Vineyard on the Cawston Bench is planted to two different clones, and Orofino has chosen to bottle them separately. Bone dry and just under 13 percent, 239 is a stony, mineral, crunchy riesling that is almost Saar-like with the added electricity of the Similkameen Valley. The name refers to the clone 239; the vines are now a dozen years old. The driest of all the Orofino rieslings, it is a delight to sip. Lime, nectarine skin, green apples, and crunchy pear all hit the palate with precision. It will age forever, but if you open one bottle, you might open them all. Real wine.Tasted: 01 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 19.05 winery online, select private retailers Producer: Orofino VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 64434UPC: 626990286400