Like BC's Synchromesh winery, Rieslingfreak walks a line, both with us, and with nature, pitting the crazy residual sugar 58 g/l with 10.2 g/l acid. A massive swell of acidity rises the palate, filling the mouth far beyond the 6 degrees alcohol would let you believe. Delicate, but with density, this flows with honeysuckle, pear, kiwi and grapefruit, scented with roses. This is sourced from the same few rows every year, planted east/west in the Jaeschke Vineyard in Polish Hill. A true Riesling Freak.
Score: 93 points -- Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine, Oct 2018
A return to Polish Hill River takes us to the “Kabinett” style, referencing the German category for lighter, off-dry Rieslings. This charmer is floral on the nose, with plenty of apple blossoms and violets, then a hearty slurp takes in waves of nectarine, Bosc pear, and some ginger and a spot of orange-blossom honey on the kinda sweet finish. This one will come in handy with any spicier dishes on the table.
-- Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight, Sept 2018