Riesling is my grape, and I picked up a number of local (British Columbia) Rieslings at Taylorwood Wines the other day, so will be making some notes on those over the next several weeks.
First is the 2008 Red Rooster. Clear medium golden-yellow with a grapefruit-honey nose balanced with a hint of grassiness. Sweeter than expected on the palette, with perhaps not quite enough acidity to balance, but a nice honey-peach quality. Higher alcohol than I’m used to with the varietal at 13%. About CAD$17, a good drink at this price, and very nice to see the development of quality Rieslings in BC.