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Cave Spring 2009 Riesling, Dolomite
Cave Spring started the Dolomite program with the inaugural launch of the 2006 Dolomite Riesling. It was steely and stony and had all the goods terroir lends to a grape like Riesling ... subsequent vintages have been pretty good (except maybe the '07) but nothing seems to have beaten the purity of the 2006, so far. With the '09 Dolomite, Cave Spring is back on the money and back on top of the Riesling pile; I believe this one even surpasses the original. The wine is a pure pleasure for Riesling lovers: great flinty minerally notes on both the nose and palate; lemon-lime, a touch of peach and granny smith apple with great acidity backing it all up and some lovely lime-mineral on the finish. This wine shows great tension between the fruit and the acidity and should age gracefully for a decade or more. If you've never bought the Dolomite Riesling (or even tried it) but love Riesling in its purest form, this is the one you've been waiting for. Price: $16.95 - Rating: **** 1/2+
Niagara Peninsula
Available at the winery

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