Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 173,221 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

228,517Wine Reviews
30Seconds to join

Charles Baker Wines Picone Vineyard, Stratus Riesling 2008 Wine Review

Charles Baker Wines Picone Vineyard, Stratus Riesling 2008

Charles Baker Wines Picone Vineyard,  Stratus Riesling 2008

V.Q.A., Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 93.5/100

Community Reviews: 3

  Add My Review

Price: $35.20

Drink: 2011-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 10.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Charles Baker Wines

Agent: Stratus Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Absolutely stunning with dried apricot and honeysuckle. The pure essence of a sun shaft cutting through clouds on a spring morning. Mineral depth, lime zest and endless fields of white flowers on the finish. Go Charles go!

This Charles Baker Wines Picone Vineyard, Stratus Riesling 2008 was reviewed on April 30, 2011 by

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Hart rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Highly aromatic nose with slate and citrus. This mineral and zesty lemon follow through on the palate. elegant, complex wine. A treat!
Highly perfumed aromas of diesel, slate and lemon zest dance from the glass of this dazzling expression of Riesling at its finest. The third vintage tasted – all 5 stars – and this the best to date; it showcases a slightly oily texture with a persistent wash of focused, racy citrus and kiwi fruit along with streaks of mineral. The tension, nerve and verve on the palate is palpable, delivering a mouth-watering shower and lip-smacking, lingering finish of bracing, balanced ambrosia. Drink 2012 to 2020. Score: 5 (out of 5) Source: Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Concha Y Toro White Wine
Chardonnay 2013,
Colchagua Valley ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of one of the largest wine review web sites, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 173,221 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Get my reviews of terrific under-priced wines. Save money, drink better wine.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award