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SKETCHES OF NIAGARA RIESLING 2015 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TAWSE
Bright extremely pale straw colour. Spicy, hod, ripe apple-lemon-melon nose with some mineral notes. Off dry, light bodied, tangy, spicy, faintly honeyed, intense, ripe melon-apple-lemon flavours with a lingering, very crisp, unoaked, mineral-tinged finish. This THIRD REPEAT of the 2015 has 10% alcohol and 29 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BEST BUY - Spicy, minerally nose of citrus fruits and apples; light-bodied, off-dry, honey, grapefruit and lemon flavours finishing crisply with good length. The recommended 2015 (**+) was last released on November 25, 2017 at $18.95. CSPC 89029
Type White Table Wine
Agent Taw Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **+(89 points)
Off Dry, Spicy, Ripe
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: On the lean end of the Sketches line with more intent to knock your socks off. Sketches is incredibly consistent essential Niagara riesling and this '15 takes a bit of a risk-reward departure into that flinty, piercing netherland. As always it's the push-pull of juice-zest lemon into lime marking the dominant flavours. Tart hath no fury like a Sketches and its scorn. This is the one to age and watch the development, alongside and in contrast to singular expressions Quarry Road, Limestone and Carly's Block. Drink 2017-2020. Score - 91 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Feb. 8, 2017) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 17, 2018
Cases bought 426 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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