Tantalus Vineyards 2008 Riesling - 91pts

Tantalus Vineyards 2008 Riesling (Kelowna) - BC

Availability: Direct from winery or VQA stores
Cost: $22-$25
Date Tasted: January 2010

Tasting Notes: This riesling lives up to the hype. The appearance was clear straw.  On the nose expressions of petrol, butter, and green apple. The palate is clean and crisp with full fruit. Green apple continues with grapefruit and high acid. The finish was long and luscious and coats the mouth. Overall this is an extremely fine medium plus bodied wine with near perfect balance.  Works well with food.

Watch out for Tantalus. This relatively new winery has set the bar extremely high with their 2007 offerings and I look forward to future vintages. Tantalus has their focus right. Amazing riesling and great pinot noir. Drink now through 2014.
 - Hugh Carter for Icon Wines ©copyright 2010

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