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Simes Vineyard is a steep, north-facing site in East Kelowna with granite-based soils planted to pinot noir and a small amount of riesling. In 2016, the riesling was, as usual, the last to be picked, between October 4-12. The site is cool and soils marginal, precisely what you might demand to make a high-quality organic riesling. This is the Alsatian clone 49, rich in aromatics, freshness, and bright acidity, and the result is impressive. Bright lemon-lime fruit, rich in minerality, is dusted with a light covering of wild Okanagan sagebrush. The style is less extreme with more texture and less aggressive acidity, which adds to its likeability. An approachable food-friendly riesling you can drink now. Winemaker Shane Munn hails from New Zealand and has extensive winemaking experience, including stints in Burgundy, Barolo, and North America.