Clear, pale lemon-gold in the glass. Clean, medium intensity lemon-floral nose. Dry, high acidity, and light bodied, dominated by strong citrus—lemon, lime, and grapefruit in abundance—along with an appealing minerality. Medium-plus length with a crisp finish. 13% acidity. Overall very good; recommended. $30 at Crosstown. See Mitchell Wines.
Clear, pale-plus lemon-gold in the glass. Clean, medium intensity ripe apricot, citrus, and floral aromas. Dry, high acidity, light body, dominated by lemon and tart apple. Medium-plus length. 12% alcohol. Overall good; recommended. $30 at Crosstown. See Pikes Wines—see also wine maker’s notes (PDF).
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.
Clear, pale-plus lemon-gold appearance. Clean, medium-plus intensity floral-apricot nose. Dry, high acidity and medium body; floral and citrus-mineral in the mouth, with a good long, sharp mineral finish. My first Austrian Riesling, this is overall very good and recommended. 12% alcohol. $34.50 at Crosstown. See Weingut Brünldmayer.
Clear, light gold in the glass. Clean, medium-plus intensity citrus nose with floral and petrol notes. Seems just off-dry but has an evolving lemon tartness with good length that erases that impression; high acidity. Strong citrus and mineral in the mouth with a medium body. 12.5% alcohol. Overall very good; recommended. $35 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar. See Maison Trimbach.
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.
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.
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.
Clear, pale gold. Medium intensity apple and citrus honey nose. Off dry, high acidity and medium body, with stone fruit, slate, mineral, and ripe pear, and a slight spritzy quality. Medium length. Straightforward but quite enjoyable for those who enjoy a sweetish Kabinett. $30 at Crosstown. See Weingut & Weinstube Kruger-Rumpf.
Clear, medium gold in the glass. Clean, medium intensity pineapple nose with grass and sage. Dry, high acidity, light body. Mineral and citrus, shortish length. Not much to recommend this one. 13.5% alcohol. See Hillside Estate Winery (warning: Flash site).