Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 266,187 strong:

Register Today!

Want to be THE Wine Expert among your friends?

299,617Wine Reviews
266,187Members
30Seconds to join

Reif Estate Winery Riesling 2016 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery Riesling 2016

Reif Estate Winery Riesling 2016

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

  Add My Review


Price: $13.75

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Reif Estate Winery

Agent: Reif Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A lovely, savoury, mouth-watering Niagara Riesling with aromas of fresh lime and lemongrass. Perfect for seafood.

Riesling food pairings: lighter fare like fish, poultry and vegetarian dishes, spicier food, Chinese or Thai.

This Reif Estate Winery Riesling 2016 was reviewed on July 7, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2017  2015  2013  2011  2009 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
HAZELDEAN & MAIN73 Add
BRONTE ST S. & LOUIS ST LAURENT57 Add
MARCH & OLD CARP55 Add
EGLINTON & WARDEN (SMART CENTRE)46 Add
HWY. 23 & 8645 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Big bodied, high alcohol (12%) Niagara Riesling. Canned mandarin, peach, honey, petrol. Mouthwatering big acidity, full bodied. Well balanced. Paired well with Vietnamese spring rolls. Would be an amazing pairing with Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine likewise. Great sipping as well. Remarkable acidity and fruit. Accessibly priced. Great value. 90 points. BespokeTastings
Simon Chen rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Full body, rich and round riesling from Niagara region. Good balance of dryness and sweetness. It will match with the richness and spiciness of Thai food well
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale straw yellow with a watery rim. Subdued aromas of citrus, apple and underlying petrol. Light bodied and off dry (18 g/l). Nice acidity with a sweetness on the finish. Tasted March 12, 2018.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Not bad at all. A great summer wine, featuring peach, apple, orange blossom and quince. 88 Points.
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted April 4th 2018. The colour pale straw brilliant. Light legs. Aromas and flavours of, citrus on the first sniff, the second sniff, lime lemon, ripe pear, peach and apple fruit. The taste off dry, crisp and fruity, light body, mouthwatering, low alcohol. Medium minus finish. This is a lovely wine to drink on a warm day. Matches well with food. I served the wine for lunch with a simple Thai dish, scrambled egg, fried chicken thigh pieces, red pepper, fresh green snow peas, bean sprouts, rice noodles, soy sauce and Thai sauce from a package. Topped with fresh green onion. Yum.

If you liked the Reif Estate Winery Riesling 2016, you might also like these wines:

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

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!

Columbia Crest Red Wine
Merlot 2015,
Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 266,187 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.

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

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

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