2018 Sauvignon Blanc
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The 2018 sauvignon blanc is a hypothetical assemblage of the three distinct styles of Sauvignon Blanc: California’s Fume Blanc, New Zealand Marlborough and Loire valley’s Pouilly Fume.
Our Sauvignon Blanc comes together like an NFL playbook and shows that beautiful balance of gooseberry, herbaceous and green notes while the slight tropical side of this noble grape variety pokes its head out here and there with guava and passionfruit suggestions. Bergamot orange rind notes greet you on the nose. Tart orchard fruits come later in waves. The partial skin contact before pressing, along with the use of both stainless steel, neutral oak and a different élevage regime for each vessel, resulted in a complex wine that is a pleasure for both the palate and the intellect. A truly unique expression of Sauvignon Blanc that captures the spirit and sense of place of our celebrated wine region.
Oysters on the half shell topped with lemon and pepper infused vodka or frisée salad dressed with lardon and a soft boiled quail’s egg are some of our favorites.
|Region:||South Okanagan’s Golden Mile and Osoyoos Lake District|
|Age of Vines:||4 to 15. mostly in mid teens|
|Aging:||4 months on lees: 65% stainless steel, 45% French oak of which 80% puncheons. No new oak|
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,
Michael Godel | wine align | Tasted: July 2019
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.
David Lawrason | Wine Align | Tasted: Tasted July 2019