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Thirty Bench Small Lot 'Steel Post Vineyard' Riesling 2008 Wine Review

Thirty Bench Small Lot 'Steel Post Vineyard' Riesling 2008

Thirty Bench Small Lot 'Steel Post Vineyard' Riesling 2008

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

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $33.95

Drink: 2009-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11.1%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Thirty Bench

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Lemony fresh and dry with a laser focus and finish. Gorgeous! Needs food. Mouth-watering with a long finish. Superb effort.

Riesling food pairings: creamy Camembert and fresh breads; shrimp skewers; sushi; grilled white fish; lemon chicken; lemon spring pea risotto; steamed mussels.

This Thirty Bench Small Lot 'Steel Post Vineyard' Riesling 2008 was reviewed on December 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

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

Summer of 2021 - you were hot! ????
As the sun goes down on this Labour Day weekend I’m enjoying another stellar Ontario wine. ????

In my glass: Thirty Bench Small Lot ‘Steel Post’ Vineyard Riesling 2008. VQA Beamsville Bench.

Just 256 cases of this old vines Niagara Riesling and I have neighbours willing to share. Brilliant golden straw colour and exceptional aromatics on this thirteen year old wine.

There’s no shortage of acidity on the palate or the characteristic Riesling aromas: petrol, lemon zest, blossoms, bees wax, blossoms, white peach and oxidized apple.

Smooth and light at 10.5% abv. I’m not quite ready to let go of summer 2021 but I’m starting to look forward to the brigade of reds! ??????

Tasted: September 6th, 2021
? Hand-picked and hand-sorted from our own ‘Steel Post Vineyard’
? After careful selection of the finest grapes, the juice is cool fermented and aged to capture the unique terroir of the ‘Steel Post Vineyard’

? Pale lemon colour with aromas of lime, mineral, wet stone and delicate spice.
? A dry, medium-bodied, very focused Riesling showing true terroir with notes of mineral and lime.
? A long lingering finish of lemon, lime and grapefruit.

Gold Medal (Single Vineyard Category) – Canadian Wine Awards 2009.

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