Considering global warming and climate change, it should be no surprise that Napa and Sonoma investors are looking northward for opportunities. This started a decade ago in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and has continued into the wine regions of Washington state, Canada’s Okanagan, and now Vancouver Island’s new Cowichan Valley Sub-GI.
It’s no small feat to sell a winery, so good on the Turyks. That said, I’m relieved that there are no changes apparently planned for the foreseeable future. We can continue to see wines like this Gamay-Pinot Noir blend come from winemaker Dan Wright’s efforts.
The colour is a pretty, translucent ruby with delicate alcohol, and perfumed aromas of field berry with floral meadow and rhubarb. The palate has lip-smacking acidity and more berry, with ripe cherry, pomegranate, solid white pepper, and a flash of fresh tobacco.