Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

$16.95 (80234)

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88 pts
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September 10, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Lean, tight, fresh, off-dry palate, with simple but inviting citrus and green apple flavours. Stylish and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This sports a quite ripe sweet nose of fresh if slightly overripe apple/peach fruit, with petrol and lemon drop candy...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Bright, lemon iced tea nose with lemon tea following through on the palate. Well-balanced citrus acid and sweetness...

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Community Reviews (4)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Mineral, flowers, and honey aromas all follow through on the palate. Dry, soft, ripe and focused. Gorgeous with lots of flavour, and not over-bearing with sweetness. Tasted April/2011.

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

Thumbs all the way up for this great example of 20 mile bench Riesling in the under $20 pp. Straw and green tinged water in the glass, with fresh and easy aromatics of lemon-lime, green apple and river rock on the nose, following up with some honeyed green tea. On the palate this wine is fresh, clean and easily gulpable at 10.5% alc. The citrus fruit replays on the tongue with apple and sweet apricot. Man I could crush a btl of this wine so easy. Drink when thirsty, best in the sunshine. Tasted Oct '11.

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Barbara D. Ritchie
Barbara D. Ritchie

Named after the black sheep used to crop the vine leaves so sunlight can ripen the grapes. Pale lemon yellow, it shows bright, lively acidity with lemon peel, key lime pie and white peach flavours, complemented by mineral undertones that offset its off-dry character.

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