Monday, October 26, 2009

2007 Beamsville Bench

2007 Thirty Bench

2007 Thirty Bench Riesling, VQA Beamsville Bench

I last tasted this wine in May: 2007 Beamsville Bench

It's the estate riesling, entry-level. Yet I love this wine. Presents the character of the site and vintage perfectly, and is really a confirmation of the potential of Beamsville and of the winemaking team.

This isn't even my bottle. I attended my friend PYeung's convocation and her family very kindly invited me to dinner. Glad I said yes. Very glad. The eel was a revelation. Rich, creamy, and perfectly seasoned. The Cantonese clearly understand how to eat. We headed home afterwards, to decompress a bit from the day. We needed to relax a bit - at least I did. This wine did it. Showing very developed minerality, with a softer acidity than what I remembered. Delicious fruit. Wonderful.

The Clementi and Bach helped. But as I said, I'm too much of a romantic for Bach. I bring my Chopin next time.


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