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Vineland Estates Winery St. Urban Riesling 2012 Wine Review

Vineland Estates Winery St. Urban Riesling 2012

Vineland Estates Winery St. Urban Riesling 2012

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

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $19.95


(EXPIRES August 13, 2022)

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 8.4%

Sweetness: Medium Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Vineland Estates Winery

Agent: Vineland Estate Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Truly one of Niagara’s riesling masters. This incredible white is packed with flavour: bursting at the seams! Yet it’s also incredibly refined and ephemeral. Angel juice. Lots of minerality through the core and a laser-like focus on fruit purity, especially lime and lemon. I love that it's low alcohol yet packed with flavour. A spectacularly vibrant wine that bursts from the glass with lime blossom, lemon zest, white flowers and green apple. Try this lovely white with fresh seafood, shellfish, roast chicken or turkey.

Riesling food pairings: shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate, eggs benedict, planked salmon.

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This Vineland Estates Winery St. Urban Riesling 2012 was reviewed on December 6, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

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  • AGLC
  • 316307
  • $33.00

Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Out of the park delicious! I have anxiously awaited this Elevation from the exceptional 2012 Niagara vintage and it didn't disappoint. ( Neither did the Pinot Meunier in this release.) But I digress. This is classic Ontario Riesling at it's core. Low in alcohol with refreshing acidity encompassing lots of Niagara fruit and Bench citrus qualities. Fruit blossoms, minerality, zest, petrol. What makes this wine special is the crafting behind it. Part of the small production Elevation series, the grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted from old vines with first plantings in 1979. At $20 this is a bargain. Easy to enjoy now but this wine has some aging potential. Lots of fruit with great acidity and we are talking tens of years here. At this price point I'm willing to take the risk and enjoy over the next 10+ years.
Riesling pairing: Asian food, sausage, peameal bacon.
Tasted: December 2014
Tonya reviewed this wine as follows:

Lila brought to dinner. Quite sweet with a clear finish. Tasted great with cheese and bread appies.
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Our land speaks clearly in this balanced wine with notes of wet river rock, slate and limestone. Wonderful citrus notes with white peach and a hint of apricot draw you in. On the palate the structure is pure elegance with a refreshing acid-sweetness balance.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Notre terroir est exprimé clairement dans ce vin équilibré avec des notes de pierres de rivicre humides, d’ardoise et de calcaire. Merveilleuses notes d’agrumes avec des peches blanches et un soupçon d’abricot pour vous attirer. Au palais, l

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool

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