2018 Late Harvest Riesling
SpearHead Orchard Block Riesling (planted 2016) in South East Kelowna
Hand harvested on November 15th. Foot stomped in picking bins for skin contact and to free the sugar from the dehydrated raisins. Fermented cold in stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels.
Bright light gold colour. Well packed aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruit with layers of apricot marmalade and honey nectar. The palate mirrors the nose with a smooth rich and unctuous mouthfeel. A fine line of acidity provides tension and energy. Drink now or cellar for 8 to 10 years.
220 cases produced
A delicate late harvest wine, not overly sweet, with lime most prominent on the nose and palate, followed by other citrus and green fruits.
* Karl Klip - My Wine Pal
It's creamy, if not unctuous, but never cloying. Perfect for dessert. Serve well chilled.
* Anthony Gismondi - Vancouver Sun
Aromas of citrus, peach, and pith lead into a sweet but bright body, with a lingering, peach gummy candy finish. Bring on the plate of salty cheese, vegan or otherwise. Bottom Line: B+ Elegant touch.
* James Nevison - Vancouver Province