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Synchromesh Riesling Storm Haven Vineyard 2020

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaStorm Haven is one of Canada's top rieslings made by winemaker Alan Dickinson. It's also the flagship estate vineyard of Okanagan Falls-based Synchromesh Winery, one of Canada's riesling specialists. The stunning site is biodiverse, perched on the outflow from a mountain pass, and nestled at the base of Peachcliff Mountain, mixing soils from gravelled Gibson Block and shattered slate of Golddigger Block. It's easily one of BC's best vineyard sites. Low intervention in the vineyard and winery combines with fruit picked in stages to best express the site. The 2020 Storm Haven Riesling returns to the white label (vs the blue labels of the home site GG wines) and shows juicy pear, honeysuckle, honey crisp and green apples, subtle anise, wild desert scrub all lit with a vibrant shimmering acidity. The finish closes off with a lime pith / ginger grip and lingering stoniness. Lovely complexity here, as ever, and drinking beautifully now and with time ahead.Tasted: 09 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$28.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Synchromesh Wines Inc.Distributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 820894UPC: 00626990114529