This wine is off-dry (17.5g/L residual sugar) with sufficient acid to give a sensation that it is drier. Floral aromas lead to pear, apricot and honey flavors, the sweetness counter-balanced by lightly tart key lime. Cloves and all-spice show on the mid-length finish. This uncloying but slightly sweet wine would be a great pairing with spicy Thai or Vietnamese food.

WHO: Cave Spring Cellars
WHAT: Riesling
WHERE: Niagara Peninsula VQA
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $14 (Media Sample)

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