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Roussanne, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 90 pts

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.

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler
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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.