Granite Creek Riesling 2009 (Canada)

Riesling 2009 – Granite Creek Estate Winery, 13.5% ABV -750ml (Tappen, BC, Canada)

on the back label:

“Riesling is a grape variety originating in the Rhine region of Germany making it a good choice for cool climate growing. Our Riesling is very aromatic and displays flowery, almost perfumed scents as well as high acidity. Lively and crisp with a touch of anise and notes of lychee and pineapple. Enjoy on its own, with light salads, vegetable terrine and Asian foods.”

  • Style: Riesling
  • My Rating: D-
  • Taste Profile: Aggressive acidity/sourness -> anise/lime -> rough tart/sour/tang finish.
  • Where I got it: Legacy Liquor Store
  • How much: $19 (after 10%), May 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to wine aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours clear light yellow with a few bubbles. Pear and lime on the nose. Initial sip is met with very aggressive acidity and sourness, which holds the palate hostage, transitioning into distinct anise, tart lime, and a rough sour/tart/tangy finish. Medium complexity, medium depth, terrible transitions, okay carry, awful drinkability. The only saving grace is the interesting anise flavour, but otherwise this wine is garbage.