If I Could Buy Only One – March 30th Vintages Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Thirty Bench Steel Post Vineyard Small Lot Riesling 2020, Ontario, Canada
$33.95, Andrew Peller Limited
Michael Godel – Thirty Bench Steel Post Vineyard Small Lot Riesling 2020 is an Ontario legend in terms of riesling and the one from Emma Garner at Thirty Bench that defies logic with a magical spell cast upon the grapes put to bottle. Probably the driest of the Small Lot series at just 11 g/L of residual sugar, impossibly converted and qualified by just 11.2 percent alcohol with what must be an acidity number that’s just about as high as the sweeter rieslings in the portfolio. The energy and vitality are exceptional, the warmth of the vintage delivers top quality, if absolutely pristine fruit and then there are the qualities of extract and tannin cohabitating at this highest level of composure. The potential here is unlimited. One of the finest rieslings ever made in Ontario and this one goes up to 11. 


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