Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tantalus Riesling

Tantalus Riesling
Name: Tantalus
Varietal: Riesling
Country: Canada (British Columbia)
Vintage: 2015

Why did I decide to try this wine? On a recent trip to Vancouver, BC I went for a dinner with a sea port colleague from the west coast of Canada. We went to a sushi restaurant and he selected this wine as “one he knew would be good with sushi” – and it was from BC so he was able to fly the flag a little bit.

Would I prefer one glass or indulge in the bottle? Glass. As a rule this wine is too sweet for my taste, however paired with sushi, it was very good!

Tantalus RieslingWhat shoes would I wear drinking this wine? Eating sushi in Vancouver in the middle of one of their worst winters while drinking sweet BC Riesling… a pretty hard scenario /wine to match shoes with! So, I am pairing the shoes a little bit more to the city than the wine, but I think it works either way. Sperry 'saltwater' duck boots!


How would I describe the wine? Sweet and fruity. I realize that is probably the shortest description ever, but since this wine was had over dinner I spent just as much time talking and eating as I did thinking about the wine…

Side Note: The next time I try this wine it will be with guacamole based on the 2016 Year in Wine's recommendations from the experts at Vivino!

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