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Reif Estate Winery The Stars Riesling Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery The Stars Riesling

Reif Estate Winery The Stars Riesling

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

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2018-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine


Winery: Reif Estate Winery

Agent: Reif Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A lovely, off-dry, refreshing Niagara sparkling wine made from the classic Riesling grape. Aromas of ripe peach and pear. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to toasted nuts.

Riesling food pairings: blue cheese, fois gras, fruit desserts or on its own as a dessert.

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This Reif Estate Winery The Stars Riesling was reviewed on April 13, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Reof, the iconic Niagata on the Lake producer, brings us a sparkling Riesling made in the charmat method (like Prosecco).
Bright lemon, extremely persistent bubbles.
Somewhat mineral aromas. Quince, ginger, and assorted citrus.
Flavours of lemon, lime, quince, citrus rind, and vanilla.
Pair with some shrimp cocktails and maybe some collard greens.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Refreshing light, off dry, char at method bubbly. Aromatics of pear and lightly candied lemon. Paired well with Thai green curry and jasmine rice. Tasted March 2018. 88 points
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This wine is surprising but too little is offered for the $. A touch sweet, with lemon-lime soda and white peach. 88 Points.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Aromas of tropical and stone fruit (peach). Semi-sweet to sweet tastes with lemon and peach.

Pair with a peach cobbler or creme brulé.

Tasted March 11, 2018
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

An easy sparkling.…
Presentation: A theatrical, fairy-tale label reminiscent of a children’s book, with a very distinctive bottle shape
Appearance: Pale lemon
Nose: Light nose with notes of smelly cheese
Taste: Dry, light body, medium acidity, low tannins, and bubbles reminiscent of a soda, with notes of white peach, apricot, and sweet lemon
Finish: long sweet lemon finish
Overall impression: An easy sparkling to drink on its own or paired with chips or fries (anything salty and savoury).
Value: 3.5/5
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Interesting and different. Sparkling Riesling from Reif Estate. Traditional Riesling notes of lemon, lime, grass and very faint kerosene in the distance. Flavours are tart and lemony with crisp sweet pink grapefruit notes at the end. Overall this is quite well balanced, zingy acidity with lingering peachy sweetness. (30g/L) Suitable to pair with local Ontario cheeses, and fish tacos. 86 points - tasted March 11th 2018
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:

Floral, fruity and fun! Stone fruit and honey are most prominent. This bubbly is made using the “tank methon” (aka Charmant method/Prosecco style with secondary fermentation completed in a pressurized tank). What gives it away is the shape of the bottle. Overall, it’s a good wine worth trying, especially if you prefer lower alcohol off dry style. Also, a great option for pairing brunch favourites like chicken and waffles, frittatas, or french toast. Tasted March 2018 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca

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