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Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2016 Wine Review

Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2016

Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2016

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

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $16.95

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(EXPIRES August 16, 2020)

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Featherstone

Agent: Featherstone Winery

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Featherstone's Black Sheep Riesling stands shoulder to shoulder (ear to ear) with the best of Niagara Rieslings. This is one of my favourite Niagara Rieslings: delightful every vintage. The 2016 vintage is no exception with lovely bright notes of lime blossom, lemon zest and flint. Pair with fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. This Ontario white wine offers great refreshment in the glass.

Riesling food pairings: seafood, green salads, bouillabaisse.

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This Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2016 was reviewed on November 25, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Super-ripe Ontario Riesling from a quality producer. It reaches almost to 14% alcohol, which is striking. 2016 was extremely sunny and this particular wone sees more sun than usual. It's named for the sheep that tend the vineyards; eating the foliage back to expose the grapes to the sun.
Very pale colouration.
The aromas have some lanolin, honey, wax, nectarine, white grapefruit, and citrus zest.
Sweetlime, lemon juice, confectioner's sugar on a palate that is not only delicious, but still zippy in the acidity department.
Put this wine with scallops and asparagus, or maybe a simple trout fillet woth some coarse salt.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A wonderfully complex off-dry Riesling that has lots of minerality and aromas of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple, as well as peach, honey and floral notes. On the palate, there are pineapple and lime flavours. It is very tart and has a tiny touch of residual sugar that is well integrated with the refreshing acidity of this wine. Beautiful Riesling!

Tasted November 2017
From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Featherstone Black Sheet (2016) is a great value mouth watering Riesling under $20. Featherstone's Black Sheep Riesling is one of the best Niagara Rieslings. Vintage after vintage, the Riesling is consistent citrus and flinty, lemon blossom and lime zest. Fresh and clean on the palate and a perfect pairing to fried chicken or grilled Bratwurst and Weisswurst. - Community Wine Reviews

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