Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2012, VQA Niagara Escarpment

Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

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Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The layering is nothing short of remarkable, like the rings that tell the history of a tree. In its youth the upper...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Great value here from Niagara's original riesling site. It has a generous nose with all kinds of honey, petrol, pear...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Vineland's 2012 St. Urban (old vines) riesling is a full flavoured example from some of Ontario's oldest riesling...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Fresh, clean as a whip and beautifully representative of the varietal. As usually, the Elevation is exemplary and...

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steven hunt
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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

A little closed on the nose. Some nice spices and fruit on the palate and very fresh. Long finish.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Vineland's Elevation is an excellent riesling to be sure, but when on sale, what a bargain. The nose offers apple and pear as the dominant fruits and a nice whiff of petrol/machine oil. The palate provides minerality and a lovely seam of acidity that ends in a citrusy finish. Smartly made, juicy, well balanced, and excellent length. April 2015.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This is quite good, perhaps very good for what it is, but it's drastically overrated. I prefer Riesling that's dry and austere. And this is not that. Off-dry, it has loads of fruit appeal, so much so that it comes across as a fruit salad of a wine, with pronounced notes of apple, pear, stone fruit, and tart lemon. And it has rich, thick, mead-like qualities, including oodles of sweet honey, along with a solid mineral streak and a long finish. But despite all that, or because of it, it lacks refinement and elegance. Maybe it all comes together as it ages, but right now it's a package of excess.

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