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Ex Nihilo 2008 Riesling

Clear, pale-plus lemon-gold appearance. Nose is clean, medium intensity lemon-floral and ripe fruit. Dry, high acidity and medium bodied, dominated by citrus and green apple; lots of wonderful mixed fruits, ripe and green. Medium length with lingering peach and lemon and a slight hint of residual sugar. 13.2% alcohol. Overall good; recommended. $27.65 at Crosstown. See Ex Nihilo and vintage details.

Ex Nihilo 2008 Riesling

Weingut Bründlmayer Riesling Kamptaler Terrassen 2008

Clear, pale-plus lemon-gold appearance. Clean, medium-plus intensity floral-apricot nose. Dry, high acidity and medium body; floral and citrus-mineral in the mouth, with a good long, sharp mineral finish. My first Austrian Riesling, this is overall very good and recommended. 12% alcohol. $34.50 at Crosstown. See Weingut Brünldmayer.

Weingut Bründlmayer Riesling 2008

2008 F.E. Trimbach Riesling

Clear, light gold in the glass. Clean, medium-plus intensity citrus nose with floral and petrol notes. Seems just off-dry but has an evolving lemon tartness with good length that erases that impression; high acidity. Strong citrus and mineral in the mouth with a medium body. 12.5% alcohol. Overall very good; recommended. $35 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar. See Maison Trimbach.

2008 Trimbach Riesling

Felton Road Riesling 2007

Clear, medium lemon-gold in the glass. Aroma is clean, medium intensity stone fruit with some floral and petrol overtones. Medium-sweet apricot, mineral, citrus with a hint of petrol in the mouth. Medium body; good length and a mineral-lemon finish. 10% alcohol. This is an excellent Riesling, well balanced, and very nice to drink. Had I not known, I would have sworn it was German. Recommended. $54 at Liberty Wine Merchants. See Felton Road.

Felton Road Riesling 2007

Tantalus Riesling 2010

Clear, pale gold with a slight green tint. Clean, medium intensity citrus, green apple, and floral-spice nose. Off-dry, high acidity, and light bodied, dominated by stone fruit and a strong minerality; Okanagan fruit comes through. Good length. Overall very good; one of the better BC Rieslings I’ve had. 12.2% alcohol; $28 at Steamworks Wine Thief. See Tantalus Vineyards (warning: Flash site).

I look forward to trying the 2010 old vines if it is produced; I really liked the 2008.

Tantalus Riesling 2010

Orofino 2010 Riesling

Clear, pale silver gold in the glass. Medium intensity nose of sage, peach, green apple, and citrus. Dry with a hint of residual sugar; high acidity, light body. Strong lemon and tart apple on the palate; medium length with a nice Okanagan fruit finish. 12.3% alcohol. Overall good. $24 at Steamworks Wine Thief. See Orofino.

Orofino 2010 Riesling

Kruger-Rumpf 2009 Münsterer Kapellenberg Riesling Kabinett

Clear, pale gold. Medium intensity apple and citrus honey nose. Off dry, high acidity and medium body, with stone fruit, slate, mineral, and ripe pear, and a slight spritzy quality. Medium length. Straightforward but quite enjoyable for those who enjoy a sweetish Kabinett. $30 at Crosstown. See Weingut & Weinstube Kruger-Rumpf.

Kruger-Rumpf 2009 Münsterer Kapellenberg Riesling Kabinett

Hillside Estate 2009 Riesling Old Vines

Clear, medium gold in the glass. Clean, medium intensity pineapple nose with grass and sage. Dry, high acidity, light body. Mineral and citrus, shortish length. Not much to recommend this one. 13.5% alcohol. See Hillside Estate Winery (warning: Flash site).

Hillside Estate 2009 Riesling Old Vines

Dirty Laundry 2010 Riesling

Clear, very pale gold with a touch of green. Nose is medium intensity citrus—grapefruit and lemon—along with ripe apple/pear and a subtle grassy quality. Off dry, high acidity, and medium bodied, the palate is dominated by apricot, again with ripe apple and just a bit of citrus which comes through in the finish along with a hint of petrol. Medium length. 12.2% alcohol. This is a good BC Riesling; recommended. $21.70 at Crosstown. See Dirty Laundry.

Dirty Laundry 2010 Riesling

2008 Momo Marlborough Riesling

Clear, pale gold. Nose is clean, medium intensity apricot-honey and slate-mineral. Just off-dry, high acidity, medium body. Green fruit dominates on the palette, with a bit of stone fruit and slate. Medium-plus length. 11% alcohol. Overall good: enjoyable, though the balance is a bit off, dominated by a lingering earthy minerality; perhaps will develop in the bottle. $22.90 at Marquis. See Momo Wines (currently converting to organic).