Ah dinner was planned for a spicy chipotle flavored pork tenderloin. A tough food/wine pairing. A Riesling will fit the bill! Ah it’s time to pull out one of our favorites! We always enjoy our trips to Cave Springs. Right in the heart of quaint Jordan there are two lovely Inns to choose from. The budget minded will find The Jordan House a lovely choice. It has a nice bar in the ground floor with live entertainment year round and is a few minute walk from the second choice Inn on the Twenty which is a little more up scale. Across the street from Inn on the Twenty is the Cave Spring tasting room and their lovely restaurant. Their estate Riesling is smack on varietal Niagara Riesling. Somewhat sweet but not to the point of say a Semi dry or a Spatlese. They do a lovely job of this wine. Mr and Mrs CWG I do believe also quite enjoy this one. The color is typical slightly pale. Nose has a bit of honey sweetness to it. The finish is reasonably long. All in all an excellent choice. If I had to give a number I would say a solid 89. The wine went well with our meal and quite surprisingly the bottle was gone in no time flat. Evaporation really is a force to be reckoned with 🙂
After our previous disappointing choice the Southbrook Sauv Blanc this wine was a delight!
From the LCBO web site:
CAVE SPRING ESTATE RIESLING VINTAGES 286377 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.95
Wine, White Wine, 12.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D This is a VQA wine
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Cave Spring Cellars Ltd
Release Date: May 23, 2009
This local Riesling commands global respect. Evocative of the limestone clay soil its 20-year-old vines are grown in, its bouquet shows lovely peach, pink grapefruit, floral, and mineral aromas with a hint of pretty petrol. It’s dry and medium-bodied, featuring juicy fruit flavours and a very long, crisp finish. Great with spiced shrimp dishes or pan-fried freshwater fish.