CC Jentsch is a small, family-owned BC winery located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver. Amber Pratt is Chris and Betty Jentsch’s winemaker. The family has farmed in the region since 1929.
I first learned of their wines when I was a judge at a BC Pinot Noir competition in 2015. Their 2013 Syrah placed first in another competition held the same weekend led by international wine judge, Steven Spurrier.
I became a member of their wine club that fall and have enjoyed receiving shipments ever since.
Their Viognier is a perennial pleaser; we enjoyed this one on the porch with neighbours.
On the eyes, it’s pale lemon with aromas of peach, kernel and dried herb. The palate is dry with good acidity – no flabbiness here – with more Okanagan peach, kernel, and honey, with dried grass and sage.
WSET Good Plus