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Thirty Bench Wine Makers Thirty Bench Vineyards Small Lot 'Wood Post Vineyard' Riesling 2008 Wine Review

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Thirty Bench Vineyards Small Lot 'Wood Post Vineyard' Riesling 2008

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Thirty Bench Vineyards Small Lot 'Wood Post Vineyard' Riesling 2008

Niagara Escarpment, Canada

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $30.00

Product #: 1053887

Drink: 2009-2016



 

Alcohol: 11.1%

Sweetness: Medium Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Good concentration yet it's light- to medium-bodied. A lovely melon intensity of flavour with green pear and a long finish.

Riesling food pairings: lightly spiced Indian cuisine; fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce; baked ham with apricot glaze; Cajun chicken skewers; chicken breast with pineapple salsa; turkey with a dried fruit and nut stuffing..

This was reviewed December 1, 2009 by

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WINE MAKING
? Hand-picked and hand-sorted from our own ‘Wood Post Vineyard’
? After careful selection of the finest grapes, the juice is cool fermented and aged to capture the unique terroir of the ‘Wood Post Vineyard’

FLAVOUR PROFILE
? Pale lemon colour with tropical notes of pineapple, peach, mango and a touch of floral.
? A medium-bodied, slightly off-dry Riesling with great texture and extract.
? Flavours of juicy white peach, mango and delicate spice fill the mouth.
? Refreshing tropical fruit flavours linger on the finish.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM:
Bronze Medal – Ontario Wine Awards 2009.
Bronze Medal (Single Vineyard Category) – Canadian Wine Awards 2009.
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