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Viognier, Black Hills Estate Winery, Okanagan, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2013, 13.3% abv.

This wine screams ‘summer’ and since summer is about to leave us, I wanted to mark its passing. Pale lemon with distinct aromas of canned peaches, fresh apricots, white flowers and fragrant blossoms, this is a great match for white fish dishes … Continue reading

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Amphora Viognier-Rousanne, Laughing Stock Vineyards, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2014, 14.2% abv. C$24, 500 ml.

When my certified expert in Italian wine friend called me to share a bottle of a made-in-BC wine using amphorae from Chianti, there was no hesitation on my part. Medium gold with a fleshy peach overtone and deep legs, the grapes … Continue reading

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Viognier, Laughing Stock, Perfect Hedge Vineyard, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2013, 13.8% abv.

There’s about 67 ha of white grape, Viognier planted throughout the Okanagan Valley.  LFNG is located on the Naramata Bench, but the vineyard these grapes hail from is their Perfect Hedge Vineyard located to the south in Osoyoos and almost … Continue reading

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Lammershoek, Lam, White, Paardeberg, WO Swartland, South Africa, 2012, 10.5% abv.

This was an awesome South African addition to The Drinking Group‘s afternoon get together. The bottle got us all excited just for starters being a Lillet lookalike.  Lammershoek dry farms some 40+ year old bush-trained vines on granitic soils.  The 2012 vintage … Continue reading

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Ava, Le Vieux Pin, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2012, 14% abv.

Here’s a BC bottle made in the image of a white Rhône Valley wine. The Ava is fashioned from 61% Viognier, 21% Roussanne and 18% Marsanne grapes that have seen about half of it age in new French barrels for 9 … Continue reading

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Viognier, Paul Mas, Pays D’Oc, IGP, Languedoc, France, 2013, 13.5% abv, C$14

Looking for a wine that is easy to find, not terribly pricey, tasty and isn’t Sauvignon Blanc?  I thought so. This Viognier could be the one.  It has a clear, medium lemon colour with light legs and aromas of minerals, apricots … Continue reading

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Church & State, Viognier, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, 2012, 13.2% abv

Viognier – Fifty years ago, there were only 14 ha of this white grape planted in Condrieu AC and at tiny Chateau Grillet in the Northern Rhone’s Cote Rotie.  However, now it’s literally planted everywhere in the world. It’s either a … Continue reading

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