2018 Storm Haven Vineyard Riesling $40 ($34.78 Wine Club Price)
TA 12.3 g/l
RS 66.5 g/l
Grown at our home Storm Haven Vineyard, this Riesling was hand cultivated with minimal interference and natural low cropping to create a wine that truly expresses the Storm Haven Vineyard site. Every year this special site shows it’s unique ability to retain excellent range of acid and delicacy while developing great depth and complexity. This wine consists of five separate picks across two soil structures of course sandy loam, and decomposed granite with gravel and five separate fermentations.
Dried mango and candied ginger give way to ripe apple and remarkable viscosity as the mouth endlessly carries fleshy, fuzzy peach and huge acidity structure.
'Storm Haven is one of Canada's top riesling made by winemaker AlanDickinson's. It also the flagship estate vineyard of Okanagan Falls-based Synchromesh Winery, one of Canada's riesling specialists. The stunning site is biodiverse, perched on the outflow from a mountain pass, and nestled at the base of Peachcliff Mountain. It's easily one of BC's best vineyard sites. Low intervention in the vineyard and winery combines with fruit picked in stages to best express the site.- it is super savoury this year, threaded with truffle, broken stones (quartz-like), lemon verbena, lime pith, pure granny smith. It is an entirely complete wine, with riveting acidity that holds this greyhound sleek. Muscular, structural, but still nimble and nubile, this is a wine that will reward with decades in the cellar. Again, Canada's riesling specialist. 7.4%, 2.78 pH, 12 TA, 67 g/L RS. 94 points' - Treve Ring, February 22nd 2020