Niagara Wine Review: Vineland Estates Winery 2008 Dry Riesling

Vineland 2008 Dry RieslingWhere:
Niagara Escarpment (Vineland, Ontario)

What:
Vineland Estate Winery 2008 Dry Riesling
Niagara Peninsula VQA
10.0% alc.
985 Cases Produced

Price:
$12.95 Winery Store
$13.95 LCBO

Tasting Note:

This is Vineland’s basic dry riesling (sugar code 0). This winery works with a lot of riesling, so I thought I’d try out the entry level bottle. They produce a semi-dry (3) for the same price, as well as a $20 bottle (4), a sparkling riesling (1), late harvest riesling (14) and a riesling icewine (24).

In the glass, this wine is a very pale lemon. It has a pleasing aromatic nose of white flowers, mild honeysuckle and lemon. The taste is more tart than suggested by the aroma. Prominent notes are white nectarine, lemon and gooseberry. Over all this is a medium bodied riesling with an acidity ranking just above medium. My ideal dry riesling would have a more complex palate, but this is a decent offering for a basic bottle.

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