2008 8th Generation Vineyard Riesling

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Vintage: 2008
Producer: 8th Generation Vineyard
Variety: Riesling
Designation: N/A
Region: Canada
Sub-region: British Columbia, Okanagan Valley
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $20 (winery), $25 (EWine)

He says: Another solid bottle from 8th Generation, a winery that we have on our “ones to watch” list as they continue to deliver great value at excellent price points. I preferred this to their “Dry Reisling” which I found too austere/tart. This bottle is an off-dry style which balances nicely with the citrus, green apple and pear flavours. Perfect for ethnic dishes with a bit of spice.

She says: 8th Generation are a great addition to the Okanagan Riesling scene. This wine is great value at $20 a bottle and pairs really well with spicier Asian foods due to it’s slightly off-dry style. Its fresh acidity ensures that the residual sugars are well-balanced.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, pale to med- lemon
Smells like: Clean, med- intensity, youthful, citrus, green apple, hint of petrol
Tastes like: Off-dry, med acidity, med body, med intensity, green apple, pear, citrus, mineral, some residual sugars, med alcohol, med finish
Summary: Good, Ready to drink

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★☆☆☆☆ - 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.