Wholly engrossing sauvignon blanc of great pungency and perhaps a kiss of barrel here. Grassy and in a sense a crossing of Casablanca with Marlborough though just for a fleeting cerebral moment. Some mango to pear fruit sweetness through texture. Ambitious and reminiscently woolly style but B.C. knows how to make this happen and considering the expressiveness, why not? Dry extract and tannin come across on the finish. Drink 2020-2024. Tasted blind at NWAC19,
This estate-grown sauvignon has all kinds of lift and energy, yet remains nicely dry, even a touch austere. Expect generous aromas of juniper, lime/grapefruit citrus, kiwi, cut green pepper. It is mid-weight, tart-edged and very brisk with a stony, lime-peel finish. Excellent length, and certainly stands among the best sauvignons made in Canada.