Wine and Spirits Magazine Reviews November 2014
2012 Riesling Estate – Rated 90, Best Buy
Ontario’s Beamsville Bench falls just under the Niagara Escarpment, a narrow band of cool clay soils mixed with an ample amount of limestone, sandstone, dolomite and shale. Winemaker Angelo Pavan pulls this wine from several plots of Riesling, including some nearing 40 years old. It’s ripe and racy, the juicy lime fruit driven by a firm core of acidity, with gingery spice and chalky minerality. Take a cue from the winery’s Inn on the Twenty and pour it with a pork loin and mustard-laced spaetzle this winter.
2012 Riesling Niagara Peninsula – Rated 88, Best Buy
Cave Spring sources this wine from vineyards throughout the region. It’s bright and zingy, a lemony white with thirst-quenching ease.
December 2014 issue