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Tasting Note: A refreshing, round wine with notes of honeycomb, grapefruit, pear and lychee.
Recommended drinking: 2019-2024
The grapes for this wine were hand selected from individual blocks of Sagemoor and Lawrence Vineyards in the Columbia valley. The grapes were pressed whole cluster into 4 year old French oak barrels and fermented slowly in the barrels. The wine was aged on the lees in the barrels for 7 months, with stirring of the lees (Bâtonnage) performed once a week in order to extract and integrate all the flavors in the wine, then racked off the lees and crafted into a unique wine that is an expression of the land it came from.
The 2018 vintage was featured in April 2023's wine club package.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vineyard: Lawrence and Sagemoor Vineyards
Residual Sugar: 2.14 g/L
Cases Produced: 250
Appearance: Light golden colour.
Nose: Slightly reductive, toasty, apple bouquet with a top note of jasmine.
Palate: Medium- to full-bodied, dry, honeyed melon and pink grapefruit flavours and a touch of nuttiness on the finish. Lovely mouth-feel.
Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Drink now and through 2023.
Food Pairing: Crab chowder with avocado, roasted chicken with crispy sage and lemon, Japanese beef curry, tilapia with corn salsa, and camembert and mushroom quesadillas.