2006 Hartenberger Riesling

Medium clear yellow appearance. Nice lemon-petrol nose. Very earthy palate with strong lemon notes and a hint of citrus; nice acidity. Very distinctive, and unlike many of the recent, mostly German, Rieslings I’ve tried. I quite enjoy this one; recommended, particularly at the price, about $20 Canadian.

2006 Lang Farm Winery Reserve Riesling

Pale gold appearance; medium intensity apricot nose with obvious sweetness. Slightly low acidity but good body and a nice apple quality with that appealing Riesling sugar on the palate and a good finish. This is, along with the Joie 2007, a promising signal for BC Rieslings. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find; I bought it at the vineyard in Naramata. Lang Vineyards.