See Ya Later Ranch 2008 Riesling - 87pts
Availability: Widely available.
Cost: $14.99 (2008 vintage on sale currently)
Date Tasted: March 26th, 2010
Tasting Notes: If you like well-balanced, nicely-perfumed and tartly-acidic Rieslings with a bit of residual sugar, then this offering from See-Ya-Later Ranch will suit you well, and at a good price to boot.
Straight-forward and easy drinking, this wine doesn't offer the complexity of some of BC's top Rieslings (like Joie Farm or Tantalus) but it does offer solid, food-enhancing, quench-fulfilling, unpretentious, mouth-watering tastiness. This is an excellent hot summer deck or food wine that could be paired with more complex, spicy food and make that dish better. Drink now through 2012.
PS: I'm looking forward to tasting the next vintage to see if the extra heat and sunshine of 2009 has added a touch of complexity to the solid base of this enjoyable Riesling. For more information on See-Ya-Later Ranch wines visit their website at http://www.sylranch.com/
- Liam Carrier