My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Upper Bench Winery
This month, we are shining the spotlight on Upper Bench Winery in our May wine club package. This BC winery stands out for their minimalist and hands-free approach to winemaking resulting in a wide portfolio of acclaimed red and white wines. Hurry up and join the wine club today to enjoy these wines from the comfort of your home.
Perched at the gateway of the scenic Naramata Bench in BC, Upper Bench Winery is operated by the amazing Miller family. Upper Bench is best known for producing big, bold reds and crisp, dry whites that showcase the terroir and character of each varietal in every sip. Using grapes from their own Estate vineyard and select Naramata Bench and South Okanagan growers, they craft flavourful wines that have won them awards and accolades time and time again.
We loved tasting these outstanding wines, here are a few of our top picks from May’s wine club packages.
This tantalizing white is the perfect patio wine. Wonderful floral and grapefruit aromas lead to lingering flavours of tangerine and grapefruit with racy acidity and a lemony finish. Sip it alongside garlic mac and cheese or beet carpaccio.
Aged 50% in French oak and 50% in stainless steel tanks, this chardonnay is well-rounded and absolutely delightful. Aromas of toast, spice, and baked apples on the nose. It is medium-bodied with well-integrated oak enhancing the apple and cinnamon flavours on the palate. The robust structure of this wine makes it a perfect pairing with pork tenderloin.
This medium-bodied red is full of earth, cedar, spice, plum, and red licorice notes on the nose. Mellow tannins and black cherry flavours follow on the palate. Try this lovely pinot with stuffed eggplant with lamb and feta or turkey sausage with sauerkraut.
A rich red blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Notes of cedar, tobacco, blackcurrant, cinnamon, and mocha chocolate with a well-rounded finish make this blend shine. This elegant wine will pair perfectly with grilled lamb chops with honey and herb chimichurri.
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