2016 Riesling - Limestone Ridge North

Retail
$26.15
Case
$313.80
Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2016
Country
Canada
Region
Niagara
Alcohol
10.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes
Growing Conditions
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Awards

Title
Gold Medal Winner
Year
2018
Event
National Wine Awards

Professional Reviews

John Szabo www.winealign.com

This is a terrific vintage for the Limestone Ridge North riesling, perfumed with delicate green apple and apple blossom, lime, lemongrass and ginger in a highly inviting guise. The palate reflects an off-dry, kabinett style with low alcohol, 10% declared, and a pinch of sugar balanced by high but not sour acids. There's still a notable whiff of sulphur - the wine was built to age at least mid-term - so I'd suggest carafing if serving now, or better yet, tuck in the cellar for a year or two before revisiting.

Michael Godel www.winealign.com

The northern section of this stony stipulating vineyard is the leaner of the two and yet 2016 is the vintage to bring juicy and unctuous balance. It’s also a matter of nearly twenty year-old vines that regale in the warmth and the generosity of the vintage. When all falls into place as it does with the peach juicy flavours and lime dousing of this riesling, well that’s when the Tawse idiom tangles and teases with old country acumen. Choose your German region but Mosel comes first to mind. Looking forward to seeing the secondary character coming out of this wine because the fruit and the stuffing are up to the promise and the task.