White Wine Value of the Month

Cave Spring 2016 Niagara Escarpment Riesling (Best Buy)


Grape Variety:

Niagara, Canada

Imported by MGZ Associates, Clarence, NY

This far outperforms its $16 price: It’s a powerful, elegant riesling in a Rheingau-like mode. The ripeness of the warm, dry 2016 vintage comes across in the wine’s texture, nearly meaty with extract, but the flavors are all about lime zest and stone. The acidity keeps the wine feeling chiseled and lean, the taut structure ready to take on something as rich as roast sturgeon.

review by Tara Q. Thomas

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