Archive for February, 2009

Joie Farms Riesling 2008

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I’ve been waiting for this one and ran into it unexpectedly after it had been on the shelf at Broadway International Wine Shop for just half an hour. Joie’s 2007 Riesling was one of my favourites of last year, and showed real promise for BC Rieslings. Distinctive nose—I am tempted to say I could detect a Joie wine—with little hint of sweetness: pineapple-sage on the nose. Medium body with nice crispness, good acidity, and ever so slightly off-dry. Honey and citrus notes, great balance. Another winner from Joie.

Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken 1993 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Medium yellow-gold. Lovely medium intensity honey-stone fruit nose. Low acidity, nice round sweet flavour with good body. Recommended for Riesling lovers. $35 (down from $51) at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.

Wild Goose Vineyards Riesling 2007

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Curious about British Columbia Rieslings, as I enjoyed Joie‘s 2007 Riesling so much.

This one is clear, pale gold with a classic Riesling nose—honey/apricot with mineral qualities. Off-dry with good acidity. Hints of honey and apple but slightly weak in terms of balance and flavour. Good, though, and drinkable; shows promise, and it’s nice to see another off-dry BC Riesling.

See Wild Goose Winery.