Wine and Spirits Magazine December 2015
2013 Riesling Estate – Rated 90, Best Buy
Closer to Clare Valley than the Mosel in style, this is limey and dry, almost chalky in its mineral savor. The acidity bristles through the wine, highlighting the meaty, firm build and smoky savor, with a persistence that feels like a hunger - a hunger for pork belly, perhaps or a creamy shellfish stew.
2013 Riesling CSV – Rated 91
This comes from two blocks on the Beamsville Bench, the vines 36 to 40 years old. Picked over the first two weeks of October, vinified cool for four weeks, then stopped by chilling, it’s a powerful riesling, the ripeness of the grapes reading in the wine’s rich, broad texture. In the midst of all that smooth, smoky savor, a crisp apple crunch and minty herbal note keep it lively, ready to take on pan-fried trout stuffed with fennel fronds.
December 2015 issue