Little Straw Riesling 2009 (BC, Canada)

Riesling 2009 (White) – Little Straw Vineyards, 9% ABV, (BC VQA Okanagan Valley, Canada)

On the back label:

“Nestled at the foot of an extinct volcano, our vineyard is home to some of the oldest vines planted in the Okanagan Valley. The volcanic soils and micro-climate allow for complete ripeness and expression of varietal character in the creation of this fine handcrafted wine.”

  • From vines planted twenty-five years ago
  • Crisp, medium dry
  • Sweet citrus and apple flavours
  • Serve chilled
  • Pair with seafoods, poultry, pork and medium cheeses

My notes:

  • My Rating: A-
  • Why I like it: super fruity, like drinking juice
  • Who I recommend it to: non-veteran drinkers
  • Where I got it: I visited the winery back in ‘09 with some friends, made some memories, and picked up a few bottles of everything. Good times ;P
  • How much: $18.90 , 2009
  • Bottom line: thumbs up, Recommended
  • Tasting temperature: 15C

Wine Tasting Notes: lots of distinguishable pineapple, red apple, and clean citrus fruit on the nose. As expected with such a low ABV wine, it is extremely easy to pour yourself glass after glass. Tastes of grape-apple, medium green apple tartness, some pineapple, and low-medium acidity. It has a very, very clean flavour and it is just like drinking Sun-Rype apple juice with a bit of zing to it. Although it is lower in alcohol content, the ease and rate at which you can drink this WILL GET YOU THERE.