October 24, 2010
Cave Spring Cellars 2005 Dry Riesling
Found October 2010
This wine has turned simple over the past 5 years, but simple in a good way. The nose shows a heavy dose of petrol with a backing of lime rind ... while the palate is far more inviting. The petrol has lessened from what the nose intoned it had the potential to be; there's still that lime edge, but with a pleasing lingering finish. 2005 wasn't the best vintage for Riesling (the heat was not the kind of weather Riesling likes) - but this wine was made by one of Ontario's masters of the variety and it shows. nOt sure how much longer this will hold and be pleasant, so if you have some, drink up soon. Lost & Found Rating: Treasure
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