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Bob Parsons Alberta


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Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:09 pm

Cave Spring Riesling..and an orange wine!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:20 pm

Our good friend Tim York found some Cave Spring at a caviste in Normandy so thought I should crack mine!

TN: 2015 Cave Spring Riesling Estate, Niagara VQA.

Light straw color.Pear and orange blossom on the nose, but vague petrol tones. Some nice spice as it opened.
Initial entry thought is quite dry, some citrus, vibrant, nice mix of minerals and spice. Finish did not leave a great impression at first but better when slightly warmed up. "Serve nicely chilled" from across the table.
Good match with some pork dumplings.

TN: 2016 Vazisubani Rkatsiteli Georgia Kaketi.

Store downtown bringing in some orange wines, prices from $22 to over $50 Cdn.
Horrible wax capscule, $22, 13% alc, served quite chilled, vinified in usual terracotta jars.

Color was a medium gold with hint of rust and orange. I also wrote "brownish"?
Nose was interesting after it opened an hour. Some herbal, peach, apricot, Musty? Dried fruits not that obvious. Initial entry thought is full bodied, quite dry, apple. Good acidity, some tannins here, good long finish. some serious action here. Held up well overnight, serve blind some might think a red wine. Have to ask if this is a traditional orange wine?

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