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Redstone Winery Limestone Vineyard South Riesling 2012

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Monique Sosa rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

I have totally fallen for this Ontario Riesling by Redstone Winery. As you pour your glass, you get smacked in the face minerality. Once you get past the intense mineral (petrol) aroma, you'll find citrus zest, wild flower honey and ripe stone fruit. The palate does not disappoint. It's just delicious! Flavours of ripe red delicious apple, bartlett pear, honey and bees wax are the most dominant notes. Acidity is high and tasty and the finish is long. Enjoy with spicy Thai shrimp rice rolls. Tasted July 2016. @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Ashley Quesnel rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

I loved this wine at first sip! Shows typical Riesling characteristics. Aromas of citrus, fresh apple and petrol. This wine is a delight on the palate with mouthwatering acidity and a slightly chalky minerality. It's off-dry profile would pair particularly well with spicy foods or try it with summer salads with a citrus vinaigrette.
Heather Wall rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A super Riesling from the warm 2012 Niagara vintage creating optimal growing conditions. Concentrated Riesling characteristics throughout - apple, peach, white blossoms, petrol, wet stones, stony minerality. Light and refreshing with medium+ acidity( might say high if this had been my first wine of the day). Good acid to fruit balance. Tawse does it again! A very approachable wine so go ahead and pair with just about anything. Serve well chilled.
Tasted: May 2015
Heather Murray reviewed this wine as follows:

This is made in a slightly off-dry (off-dry-dry?) style. Look for very attractive fruit flavours that are carried through the palate on a platform of crisp, clean acidity. The texture shows a touch of plushness in tension with the acidity, making this a very versatile riesling for the table. Score - 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5). (Rod Phillips, rodphillipsonwine.com, May 9, 2014)

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Lawrason (89): Redstone, owned by Moray Tawse, has risen from the old Thomas and Vaughan winery, offering a full range of Niagara's strongest varietals from various sites. This is from an Escarpment site near Flat Rock. It has a lifted nose of granny smith apple, lime cordial, petrol and fresh almost minty greenness. It's an off dry riesling, in fact I would have preferred less sugar in this softer warmer year, but overall its clean, complex and quite nifty. Honeyed fruit and lime cordial on the finish. Tasted August 2014
d'Amato (89): The verve and tension in this Redstone is quite exceptional and it has the fruit and substance to make it a successful crowd pleaser. Just off-dry, a touch floral, rose and white flower adorn the palate along with succulent citrus and sweet ripe pear. Focused and very well-crafted. Tasted August 2014.

Pinkus: Characteristically this is most definitely a Riesling with its nose of mineral and floral along with a touch of white fruit and citrus; made in a slightly sweet style with peachy, lemon-lime, mac apple and just a touch of acidity to keep it all in balance. *** ½+

The nose shows penetrating notes of lime, grapefruit, quince and a lovely floral note. It’s round and succulent on the palate with honey-kissed grapefruit and lemon-lime flavours that find balance from the acidity.

Natalie's Review

Redstone Winery Limestone Vineyard South Riesling 2012, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Riesling founded by one of Niagara's best producers Tawse. This is the first Redstone Riesling release from the south block of the Limestone Vineyard, a 14-year-old sustainably farmed block on Twenty Mile Bench. The 2012 vintage was warm and it shows in the pure fruit intensity and laser focus of this wine: white peach, lime zest and a deep core of minerality. I am thrilled with this first effort from Redstone, and anxiously look forward to future vintages. Cheers! Drink: 2014-2024. 381251 10% M 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 92/100. July 23, 2016 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Full Review




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