Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (38117)

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April 16, 2016

Critic Reviews (2)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Here in 2014 the triumvirate expression that is St. Urban, of low alcohol, captured natural acidity and necessary...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Planted in 1979 St. Urban is one of Canada's oldest riesling sites. This is a lovely, off-dry, very bright and...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Having last had the '12, with similar impressions, I continue think this is vastly overrated, if still quite good for what it is. The '14 could certainly use some aging, but there just isn't the balance, even anything close to it, one finds in great Riesling (not least in Mosels in and around this price range). I didn't get quite as much mineral this time, but the rest is there, especially pear, peach, lemon, and honey, while the texture is unctuous and the finish is long. Yes, there's a lot to like here, but overall it still falls short, and I still don't get the much-ballyhooed appeal.

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