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Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2016 Wine Review

Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2016

Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2016

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

Community Score:96/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $36.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 10.5%

Sweetness: Medium

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Charles Baker

Agent: Stratus Vineyards

More Vintages: 2015  2014  2013  2012  2011 

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Stratus Vineyards / Unparalleled quality and flavour in this off-dry, mouth-watering Ontario white wine. Superb craftsmanship in this benchmark Niagara Riesling. You simply won't find better than this. Incredible depth and concentration of flavour yet ephemerally light in alcohol. The best of all worlds: pure hedonism without the headache. Pair with happiness. MINE: Charles Baker Picone Vineyard 2015 is an off-dry, zesty Riesling from Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Escarpment. On the palate, look for crunch green apple, lime zest and honey notes. Charles Baker has been working the Picone Vineyard on Vinemount Ridge since 2005. The oldest vines are over 40 years of age. Pair with a Bavarian pork roast. OTHER: Malcolm Lamont - WSET Adv, CSW rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review: This is a classic, and beautiful indeed! That 'cut summer hose' or 'opened can of tennis balls' petrol character is starting to show its beautiful self, and there are whiffs of mango and peach. Cellar for 10-15 more years, and gain even more of that complexity. OTHER: Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: Lots in balance with this wine, between the acidity, body, and flavours. Aromas of lime zest and a slightly petrol hint. Light and smooth on the palate but still very flavourful. Light on alcohol but acidity and a bit of residual sugar help lengthen out the finish. Enjoy with light seafood dishes. OTHER: Charles Baker has been working with fruit from Vinemount Ridge's Picone Vineyard, where the oldest vines are now over 40 years of age, since 2005. This latest expression is elegant, vivacious and mineral, with white pepper, lime, apple and petrol lifted by crisp acidity. Perfect for slow-roasted pork belly or lightly grilled lake fish. (Vintages panel, Sept. 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

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