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B-SIDE RIESLING 2017 VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHARLES BAKER
Very bright pale straw colour. Spicy, ripe apple-melon puree nose with some mineral notes. Just off dry, light bodied, spicy, faintly honeyed, apple-lemon flavours with a crisp, fairly high acid, mineral-tinged finish. Has 10.3% alcohol and 15 g/L residual sugar. with a screwcap closure. Not up to the recommended 2016 (**+) was released on January 20, 2018 at $22.20. TONY ASPLER / 88-points - Spicy, petrol, grapefruit and honeyed nose; medium-bodied, honeyed apple flavour with a touch of browning apple on the finish. CSPC 523845
Type White Table Wine
Agent Str Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Dry, Spicy, Light
LCBO Note Status
Charles Baker's single-vineyard Rieslings are among the most definitive expressions of Ontario Riesling available. These wines, sourced from the Ivan and Picone vineyards, have captured the imaginations of wine lovers and critics alike, setting new standards for excellence. The B-side Riesling is a blend of younger vines from these sites and will deliver complex fruit and spice in a crisp, refreshing package, with plenty of that Niagara zest. It will be superb with pork chops. Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 8, 2018
Cases bought 113 (12 bottles per case)

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