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Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016 Wine Review

Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016

Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016

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

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 8.4%

Sweetness: Medium

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Vineland Estates Elevation

Agent: Vineland Estate Wines Ltd.,

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This Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2016 was reviewed on January 6, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

In 1987, Hermann Weiss brought German Riesling clones from the Mosel to the Niagara Escarpment and dubbed it the St. Urban Vineyard (Named for Weingut St. Urbans-Hof). Many winemakers in the early days of viticulture in North America would practically pacl their baggage with scions to plant when thwy got back home. That's a little more cowboy than nowadays. Regulations to prevent foreign diseases are in place. You can still buy the wines made from these early plantings, though. You are literally tasting history.
Pale, pale yellow.
Great aromas of apple, pear, quince, kiwi, amd confectioner's sigar.
Light alcohol, but NOT light in flavour. Tropical amd fresh. Great acidity that gives the wine much more balance than the typical Riesling with this much residual sugar (this one does have a bit, but it is super well balanced).
Clementine, granny smith, lime, more quince, and a green edge that is best described as chlorophyll or what the Germans sometimes describe as fern.
Pair this woth sole cooked with lemon and dill. It wpuld be a fun on eto watch in the cellar for a bit too. Would last at least 5-7.
From Vineland Estates, St. Urban Vineyard 2016 is an off-dry Vineland Riesling with grapes sourced from vines over 37 years of age that Hermann Weis brought to Ontario from Weingut St. Urbans-Hof in Mosel. The Riesling is zesty with lime, apple, pink grapefruit, peach and flinty notes with great balance of fruit to acidity on the wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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