Okanagan Valley - British Columbia
Wine Details - This riesling has become known the world over for representing BC's high quality and skill with the grape. One the iconic wines from British Columbia and classic examples of terroir-driven wines.
Tasting Notes - At the core is an intense citrus character underpinned by notes of cardamom and apple skin and met alongside roasted pineapple and quince – hallmarks of a very warm growing season. The finish shows classic Tantalus intensity and focus with no shortage of mouth-watering length.
What the Experts Say
90 POINTS – “Well with the arena of aridity, salinity and sheer marketability, here is a showy Tantalus with super searing lemon flavours emerging out of great atmosphere and aromatic intensity. Some Riesling taketh away and some are mouth watering, like this. The stone fruit goodness attacks and sticks to the tongue like sap, then glides effortlessly down. Tantalus might make me think of things that are out of reach, “standing in water, but dying of thirst, this is my thanks and this is my curse.” Yet this early to market 2015 Riesling offers an antithetical view, ready, willing and able to please. Drink 2016-2019. Tasted April 2016.” Michael Godel, April 2016,