Quite an unusual wine from this Okanagan Valley winery : a field blend of grenache, viognier and marsanne, pressed together and fermented together in oak barrels, thus creating an unusual, largely blanc de noirs, white wine. Coming from a cool vintage, it has an edgy, vibrant touch, combining the aromatics of Rhône varieties with a blend of lime and tropical flavors. Crisp, it also has good weight and a fairly round mouthfeel. creating a unique profile and balance. It is, at this point, a very young wine. A year or two in bottle will round it out, and it may well have several more years of life in it. Highly Recommended. RC

WHO: Stag’s Hollow Winery
WHAT: 66% Grenache, 23% Viognier, 11% Marsanne
WHERE: Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $28 (from the winery)

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