Angels Gate Riesling 2010, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

$13.95 (160523)

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88 pts
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October 12, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A great deal for under $14 with notable tension and distinctive varietal character. Not big or bold but tight,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Winemaker Philip Dowell has served up impressive aromatics, structure and depth for $14. It has powerful, maturing...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A really fine riesling here from Angels Gate at a great price - one of the best from this estate in some time. It...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a very impressive riesling for the money. It is a bit raw with not a lot of elegance but its all there. It...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

http://o.canada.com/life/food-drink/good-look-ahead-at-canadian-wines-for-thanksgiving/ "in this warm vintage reminds...

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Community Reviews (5)

Kate
Kate
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Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Nose of lime more than lemon; mineral, white flowers, pear.

On the palate, this is classic Ontario Riesling, and a good example. Crisp citrus and gooseberry predominate, with white stone fruit playing a supporting role. The mid-palate is a bit short, so the medium finish is more citrus and mineral two-tone, less other fruit complexity.

Great value.

Tasted July 2015.

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

This is a nice, fresh, zippy riesling here. Lots of lemon/lime with stoney minerality, and a hint of petrol. Vibrant, fresh, grippy acids. Really incredible value here for $14.

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Tony  G
Tony G

nice, dry, mineral-driven riesling. Recommended.

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

The winemaker has done a commendable job of capturing that stoney/limey riesling quality, especially in this warmer vintage and at such a reasonable price point. That said, I find this wine to be a be a bit too dry and austere for my taste. I think it would show better in an off-dry style, and, as an added bonus, the alcohol would be, say, 9-10% instead of 12%. I'm a big fan of Ontario riesling, but Germany still sets the gold standard for this varietal!

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