Riptide Waitaki Dry Riesling 2018 $30

If you’re looking for a ‘wham bam thank you maam, fruit-fest of a riesling, then you’ve come to the wrong place here.  Winemaker Renan Theilloux has gone against the grain, creating a style that has beautiful boniness, minerality and succulence while keeping its structure from being whole-cluster fermented in a combo of stainless steel and new French oak.  Extended lees stirring has injected a layer of creamy complexity to the finish.  It’s a stylish wine.

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