Upper Bench Estate Winery 2011 Riesling - 88+pts

Upper Bench Estate Winery 2011 Riesling (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $21.90
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 112 cases
Date Tasted: December 13th, 2012

Tasting Notes: A well-balanced Riesling with a juicy entry of tangerine, kiwi, honeydew and pear fruit flavours that finishes dry due to the prominent, yet, appropriate level of lemon/lime acid. The nose is subtle and closed when chilled but does open up to reveal gentle, engaging aromas of white peach, gooseberry and light kerosene when the wine approaches room temperature - assuming you let it sit in your glass long enough - a tall order. Look for more tropical notes to appear with further aging, though approachable and very tasty today. Drink 2012-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca

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