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Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2017

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Trent Mayers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Ontario Riesling is noteworthy for its excellence and Featherstone christened this one after their vineyard sheep. It has enough sugar to classify as medium sweet, but the acidity gives it so much verve it tastes off dry with soaring flavours of lime peel, lemon, wet stone, honey, and a suggestion of kerosene. It’s a joy served with a marmalade glazed ham or a veggie stir fry. 4 stars out of 5.
David rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Green fruits, light citrus, fresh
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is Featherstone's most notorious wines (alongside their Canadian oak Chardonnay). 2017 was achallenging vintage, to say the least. The producers were fighting the elements for most of the season, bit the weather came to behave a bit better in the fall; leading to a by-the-book harvest. For Riesling and other whites that rely on acidity levels, this is key. You have to pick at the right time, or the balance will be off. Honestly, though, since they have offered the Black Sheep it has always been balanced. It is delicious on every vintage (though always a bit different).
This one has a pale lemon hue. Very subtle whote amd yellow.
Explosively attractive aromatocs of lime, lemon, honey, orchard blossom, and quince. It jumps out at you while you pour. Very invigorating.
Superb acidity and freshness. Not a tremendous sweetness to it. If I had to guess, somewhere around 15 grams per litre (making it a "1" or a dry).
Flavours of white peach, lemon zest and sweet almond. More juicy tropical fruit; guava, pineapple, limeade, quince, and some zesty minerality.
Pair with sunny weather and fresh seafood on the barbecue. It should cellar well too. At least half a decade.




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Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2018-2025. 80234 10% MD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. May 22, 2021 Calm Curry Wine  Full Review

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