Semillon, Lock and Worth Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2014, 12.3% abv, C$25

Matthew Sherlock and Ross Hackworth’s website says their wines are “unnerving and contrarian.”  But they got me at, ‘Our wines are not for everyone and never will be.”

Honest and direct, and that’s the way I like it – the same as their wine.

Their label is a blank slate – partly for aesthetics and partly to keep costs down.  But the back of the bottle has all the information you need – vines dating from 1993, handpicked and basket pressed, unfined and unfiltered, aged in neutral French oak barrels.

This is a delicious, clean and affordable wine – the colour of pale straw, it has aromas of lemon, herb and rock.  The palate is dry with juicy acidity and flavours of bruised lemon verbena and yellow grapefruit, honeysuckle, dried sage and moss.

WSET Good plus
You can buy Lock and Worth wines at Marquis Wine Cellars.

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