2007 Ex Nihilo Vineyards Riesling

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Vintage: 2007
Producer: Ex Nihilo Vineyards
Variety: Riesling
Designation: N/A
Region: Canada
Sub-region: British Columbia, Okanagan Valley
ABV: 13.0%
Price: $23 (winery), $26 (EWine)

He says: We had a glass of this at a restaurant menu preview that we were invited to a few months back. I thought it was pretty good back then, but in hindsight, my opinion was swayed by the free meal. Upon second review, there is a definite candied-fruit element to the nose, and a relatively simple, dilute palate, with a short finish. Overall, uninspiring, and there’s better bottles to spend your money on.

She says: I am a lover of Riesling and this didn’t quite cut it for me. There was a slight synthetic taste to this wine that I could not quite put my finger on. Maybe it was all the candied fruit; it seemed to lack the freshness of the the other two wines. What can I say, this was just not a Riesling that I could get excited about.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, pale to med- lemon
Smells like: Clean, med+ intensity, developing, petrol, candied tropical fruit, yeast
Tastes like: Dry, med- acid, med+ body, med alcohol, med intensity, green apple, citrus, pineapple some mid-palate sweetness, relatively simple palate, med finish
Summary: Average to Good, Ready to drink

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Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.