Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2009 Riesling - 90+pts
Availability: Direct from winery here
Date Tasted: July 15th, 2012
Tasting Notes: Is doppelgänger a German word? Yes, obviously... and how apporpriate. In consuming this excellent, low-alcohol Riesling from Summerhill you would think you were drinking a fine wine from the German region of Mosel. Off-dry, yet supremely well-balanced with ample citrus acidity that allows the wine to finish crisp leaving your mouth watering and eager for more. The Mosel similarities are aided by the use of regional clones that were imported to Summerhill's Kelowna vineyard in the 70's and which help express terroir-driven characters of stainless steel minerality, stonefruit and a touch of Okanagan silver sage.
This Riesling has aged beautifully, with apricot aromas starting to bloom suggesting that future development is almost a certainty if properly cellared. Riesling fans are likely already familiar with the nectar-like evolution the top examples can achieve. For the uninitiated, this Summerhill release is an inexpensive option to start with. Expect, at least, solid mid-term cellaring evolution with this beauty. Though, if you can't wait, it's ready to be enjoyed now with your sun-drenched patio. Drink now-2017+.
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