Tantalus Riesling, 2012

056Sharply acidic and predominantly lemon with a nuanced candy floss teaser on the finish.  A most pleasant Okanagan Riesling and a lovely expression of the breadth of this varietal.  Yet more proof that “gentle” whites excel where the vineyards are awash in hefty reds.  In the heat of summer, with a salade nicoise or fish or light fare this is a perfect pairing.  There is a reserve at $10 more, even harder to source.

 

Oh, and great label.

 

Price: $27.99 at Legacy, $24.90 at Marquis, $23 at the vineyard.

 

Market Liquidity: Hard to find but worth finding.

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