Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2013, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

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Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

$23.95 (183491)

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89 pts
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June 25, 2016

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very fine, firm, subtle riesling. The lifted nose showing intriguing citrus like honeyed grapefruit or...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

One of the province's top riesling producers, Hidden Bench regularly delivers quality far above the average - there's...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A firm, lip-smaking and taught riesling with a lovely oily texture. Pure and authentic flavours of pear, apple and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Hidden Bench's '13 Riesling is a pure, soft-spoken and balanced reflection of her maker, winemaker Marlize Beyers....

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2016.

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Organically grown from estate vineyards. Medium-high intensity aromas with lovely orange, Flintstones vitamins, and citrus with crisp aroma replays on a light frame. Medium-dry in sweetness and juicy, with bracing acids and very good length on the finish. Quality stuff. Tasted Nov/2014. Score: 89+ pts

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This is a well put together and quite vivacious Niagara Riesling. It offers aromas of green apple, pear, pineapple, slate, and wet stone, but it's all about the zippy acidity after that, lemon tartness and lingering minerality. It's mostly on the drier and less juicy side of things, but the flavours hollow out mid-palate, followed by bitterness, and there isn't nearly enough non-citrus fruit to carry it. It's good to go now, particularly with food, but it could use a bit of aging to calm the acidity down and bring greater flavour depth and balance overall.

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