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2016 Charles Baker Ivan

Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2016
Country
Canada
Region
VQA Twenty Mile Bench
Alcohol
11.2%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2017 - 2025
Description

Library Release

Tropical richness, fleshy yet with wet rock promising depth and length on the palate. Riesling to the core, intense, vibrant, ripe citrus, melon, and stoney. Modest residual sugar balances out taught acid and body. Long finish, never cloys, firmer and deeper as time progresses.

Body

light

Growing Conditions

This vintage is dedicated to Bob, the vigneron of this fine vineyard, the on we call Ivan, who literally never lost his head throughout this turbulent growing year.

A cool long spring with April snow began with bud-break a week beyond the norm and compounded by uneven flowering. Odd bunches grew through the drought summer that eventually changed to August rains. Decisions to pick historically early to avoid disease pressure were made and coincidentally, late autumn hail was avoided.

All said, a growers vintage where nimble actions led to complete wines.