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Featherstone Winery Black Sheep Riesling 2013 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Black Sheep Riesling 2013

Featherstone Winery Black Sheep Riesling 2013

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

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 10%

Sweetness: Medium

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Featherstone

Agent: Featherstone Winery

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This is one of my favourite Niagara Rieslings: delightful every vintage. The 2013 vintage is no exceptional with lovely bright notes of lime blossom, lemon zest and flint. It's also my pick to pair with Canadian creamy cheeses like Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Island Brie, a small producer tucked into the base of Mt. Arrowsmith on Vancouver Island, BC. The wine has the zesty acidity to cut right through the creaminess of the cheese. Also pair with fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes.

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This Featherstone Winery Black Sheep Riesling 2013 was reviewed on January 24, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A wonderful Ontario Riesling. Fresh and bright with comfort like a favourite running shoe. Tree fruit, lemon zest, honey, vanilla, white blossom, petrol(running shoe?), minerality, cinnamon. Refreshing acidity. The finish is long and tangy. Pair this with just about anything or sip it on it's own. Great value at $16.95.
Enjoy over the next 5 years. Dry.
Tasted: November 8, 2014
Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This off-dry Riesling has the perfect balance between ripe fruit flavours of citrus, apple, & peach and minerality all lingering on the zesty finish.
Enjoy on its own or pair with rich pasta dishes, cream soups, and your favourite spicy stir-frys.
Drink now, or keep until 2016.
Date tasted: October 2014.
Featherstone's Black Sheep Riesling stands shoulder to shoulder (ear to ear) with the best of Niagara Rieslings. Mouth-watering juiciness with vibrant notes of tropical tree fruit. Off-dry and ready from a range of dishes from glazed ham to chutney. - Community Wine Reviews

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