July 30, 2011

Cave Spring 2006 Riesling "Dolomite"

(Re-Tasted July 2011) ... Seems I have sipped on this wine in this column before (January 2010) and I still can revisit this wine a few more times in years to come and I'm thrilled by that because this is a classic:  the first bottling of this soil specific Riesling by one of the preeminent Riesling producers of Niagara.  This wine is still a beauty with smells of apple, mineral and apricot on a soft pillow of petrol that just gently wafts through without being intrusive.  On the palate there is mineral and apple with some spiced peach syrup and another hint at some petrol to carry it along to the finish, it really is just a soft titch.  While the finish is lime based with some excellent length ... still hold up beautifully, can't wait to open the next bottle.

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