Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2011, VQA Vinemount Ridge

Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

$35.20 (241182)

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September 13, 2014
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Critic Reviews (4)

Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

If you have this in your cellar, count your lucky stars. So edgy and intense. The fruit takes a back seat to the...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

You can take Riesling from out of the Vinemount Ridge but you can't take Vinemount Ridge out from a Charles Baker...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The 2011 Picone Vineyard Riesling from Charles Baker is a beautifully fragrant, tight and minerally wine, very much...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very bright, perfectly balanced and so much like a classic German riesling - Nahe perhaps. The nose is very...

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Community Reviews (4)

David Brodati
David Brodati

From 35 year old vines atop the escarpment, Charles Baker has crafted an interesting, complex essentially dry riesling. I tasted it in a mini vertical side by side the 2012. It shows orchard fruit, citrus, cut rubber hose, some dried herb, a savoury mid/late palate and lots of minerality (older long roots penetrating beyond the clay). Acidity is high creating a vibrant, refreshing riesling that balances the RS. Length is lingeringly excellent. March 2016.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Such an incredibly well put together wine. Nose is loaded lemon, green apple, mandarine, and a ton of minerality. On the palate, there's a good amount of sweetness, but the acid keeps it all in perfect harmony. To those uninformed, this might be a great German example. Instead, it's a testament to what this province can produce. Good fruit, incredibly acidity, and just all-around precision. Bravo Charles Baker for another amazing wine. Tasted November 2014.

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Lovely straw color with a hint of green.
On the nose, lots of lanolin and citrus notes, mostly lemon and lime. On the palate, lovely lime and chalky minerality. Nice long finish with a hint of key lime pie.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Highly aromatic with lovely notes of petrol and delicate hints of mineral. Developing nicely, it has an oily texture and off-dry palate consisting of tropical fruits, peach, orange and hints of honey flavours. Fine, balanced acidity and excellent length on the finish. Tasted Oct/2013.

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