Little Straw Vineyards 2012 Tapestry - 88pts
Availability: Direct from winery here
Production: 1496 cases
Date Tasted: June 1st, 2013
Tasting Notes: Though a blend of Riesling, Auxerrois, Gewurztraminer, Siegerrebe and Schonburger, it's the Gewurztraminer that plays the lead character in 2012 with lush tropical fruit on the floral nose and the off-dry palate which starts with a chewy (gooey) texture and then finishes crisp and tangy thanks to its pronounced grapefruit acidity. With all components a little more intense this time round, the more subtle layers of minerals and spice are pushed to the background a bit and are less 'involved' as it were. Still, a joyous Summer sipper if ever there was one. Drink now-2015.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013 IconWines.ca