Spierhead Riesling 2011

Member Review by zufrieden:

This is another competent expression of Riesling by the folks at SpierHead in East Kelowna BC; though lacking the fruit of the 2010, this wine has good structure and balance with the acidity not too overpowering. There is a nice floral bouquet with pear and a touch of peach. This wine is good for current consumption but will age nicely for 2-4 more years at least. We want more of this style in BC which is stamped with a recognizable local character. 87 points.

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,854
3.50 5
07/02/2013

This is another competent expression of Riesling by the folks at SpierHead in East Kelowna BC; though lacking the fruit of the 2010, this wine has good structure and balance with the acidity not too overpowering. There is a nice floral bouquet with pear and a touch of peach. This wine is good for current consumption but will age nicely for 2-4 more years at least. We want more of this style in BC which is stamped with a recognizable local character. 87 points.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,854
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/24/2011

This Okanagan winery is producing a nicely balanced Riesling with just a touch of sweetness to counter the citrus-like acidity. This is the best British Columbia Riesling that has passed my lips to date, with beautiful pear, bog-cranberry, and freshly cooked sugar cookie nose. The palate is also suitably impressed by acidic cleanliness, unripe pear and lemon-citrus notes along with a surprisingly long finish for the variety. Easily a match for the more modern Rhine style one finds in the Nahe these days.




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