Ex Nihilo 2008 Riesling

Clear, pale-plus lemon-gold appearance. Nose is clean, medium intensity lemon-floral and ripe fruit. Dry, high acidity and medium bodied, dominated by citrus and green apple; lots of wonderful mixed fruits, ripe and green. Medium length with lingering peach and lemon and a slight hint of residual sugar. 13.2% alcohol. Overall good; recommended. $27.65 at Crosstown. See Ex Nihilo and vintage details.

Ex Nihilo 2008 Riesling

Felton Road Riesling 2007

Clear, medium lemon-gold in the glass. Aroma is clean, medium intensity stone fruit with some floral and petrol overtones. Medium-sweet apricot, mineral, citrus with a hint of petrol in the mouth. Medium body; good length and a mineral-lemon finish. 10% alcohol. This is an excellent Riesling, well balanced, and very nice to drink. Had I not known, I would have sworn it was German. Recommended. $54 at Liberty Wine Merchants. See Felton Road.

Felton Road Riesling 2007

Tantalus Riesling 2010

Clear, pale gold with a slight green tint. Clean, medium intensity citrus, green apple, and floral-spice nose. Off-dry, high acidity, and light bodied, dominated by stone fruit and a strong minerality; Okanagan fruit comes through. Good length. Overall very good; one of the better BC Rieslings I’ve had. 12.2% alcohol; $28 at Steamworks Wine Thief. See Tantalus Vineyards (warning: Flash site).

I look forward to trying the 2010 old vines if it is produced; I really liked the 2008.

Tantalus Riesling 2010

Orofino 2010 Riesling

Clear, pale silver gold in the glass. Medium intensity nose of sage, peach, green apple, and citrus. Dry with a hint of residual sugar; high acidity, light body. Strong lemon and tart apple on the palate; medium length with a nice Okanagan fruit finish. 12.3% alcohol. Overall good. $24 at Steamworks Wine Thief. See Orofino.

Orofino 2010 Riesling