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MARIANNE HILL RIESLING 2016 Marianne Hill Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CREEKSIDE
Bright very pale straw colour. Spicy, mineral-driven, schisty, dried apple nose. Off dry, medium-light bodied, spicy, bright, ripe apple-melon-lemon flavours with a lingering, crisp, unoaked finish. Ready-to-drink. Has 10.5% alcohol and 15 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. TONY ASPLER / 88.5-points / BUY - Pale straw in colour; petrol, lime and grapefruit bouquet; light to medium-bodied, off-dry, honeyed grapefruit flavour with a long citrusy finish. Quite similar to the 2015 (**/**+) released on September 16, 2017 at $20.90. CSPC 443572
Type White Table Wine
Agent Hob Com
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Bright, Spicy, Ripe, Apple
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: The Beamsville Bench continues to impress with the superb quality and elegance of the Riesling crafted here. Riesling loves the region's dolomitic limestone soils, which impart a remarkably pure mineral undertone to the wines. This 2016 from Creekside delivers on Beamsville's promise with style, showing bright ripe apple, lime and pear notes with a high-toned floral component and a vivid, driving acidity that keeps this on the drier side of off- dry. Try this with Korean spiced ribs or a creamy chicken curry. (Vintages panel, Sept. 2017) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 28, 2018
Cases bought 95 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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