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A luxurious wine grown by Raisin D’etre Vineyards on the Naramata Bench. There are aromas of banana, honeysuckle, apricot and violets on the nose with a rich round mouth-feel on the palate.
Pairs with Thai dishes, braised chicken, stuffed trout and rich cheeses.
Awards & Ratings
- John Schreiner
- 2016 All Canadian Wine Championships, Gold
Gold Medal - Northwest Wine Summit 2016
This wine was featured in the monthly Wine Club in September.
Geographical Indication: Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Vineyard: Raisin D’Etre Vineyards
Cases Produced: 445
Appearance: Clear, pale yellow, slight salmon or pink hue.
Nose: Orange blossom, beeswax, muddled lemon and a hint of rosemary.
Palate: Rich viscosity and good weight. Plenty of baked stone-fruit like peaches, nectarines and apricots. Honeyed finish with a touch of heat on the very long finish.
Quality: A well-built Viognier that exudes all of the character expected from the variety, from pretty aromatics to rich concentration and baskets upon baskets of fruit.
Food pairings: Cassoulet, grilled pork chops, Tandoori chicken, roasted root vegetables, lobster, sharp cheeses.
Wine Writer’s Comment:
It may be cliché to say it, but let’s go for it: this wine is the epitome of the Okanagan in a glass. Just think of those ripening orchards of peaches and apricots and apples and more, totally sun-drenched and baking in the sun. This is a sturdy white wine; great for hot days where a big red might be in order, but a white seems much more suitable. In fact, a good decanting would likely do it well, allowing all of those flavours to bloom. Feel free to go big with meats on the barbecue, and sauce them up as much as you’d like. This wine can definitely handle it. - Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight