Viognier, CC Jentsch, Golden Mile Bench, Naramata VQA, BC, 2015, 13.5% abv. C$23

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.

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