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Cave Spring, Riesling The Adam Steps 2012 Wine Review

Cave Spring, Riesling The Adam Steps 2012

Cave Spring, Riesling The Adam Steps 2012

Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2014-2017

Alcohol: 11%

Sweetness: Medium Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Reviews and Ratings

Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

It was a great wine, once, but perhaps just past its prime now that it is 4 years old…
Presentation: Simple, classic, traditional, but with a hodge podge of fonts
Appearance: Pale yellow
Nose: Light petrol, some fruit
Taste: Nice acidity, light petrol, and white peaches in the beginning. But, it seemed to lose its sharpness the longer the bottle was open. This leads me to think it is past its peak, unfortunately.
Finish: Lingering acidity and petrol.
Overall impression: I love Riesling, and this is usually my house Riesling. I think the 2012 vintage may just have gone beyond its peak. If you have any, drink it now.
Value: 3.5 out of 5
Philippe Perreault, Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Light yellow color!

Aromas of honeydew, grapefruit, stone, mineral, peach and spice.

This light bodied wine is richly concentrated.

Pair it with Matane shrimp with mashed peas and mango espuma.
(Mango espuma is a kind of mango jelly)or sauerkraut with sausages.
Serve it at 8-9 degrees.
Ready to drink but can be aged 2-3 years.

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