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I actually give this wine 3.5 stars! As Tracy knows, I am not a fan of "perfumy" wines - which leaves a great many Viogniers by the wayside. And when I opened this bottle and got a nose full of Lilac and peach blossom I could only think "Oh Oh!!". But it delivers on its promise of big, rich stone fruit flavours. Ripe peach, nectarine with a hint of lemon zest to brighten the oily, unctuous palate, along with a flinty mineral quality and the peach blossom and lilac in subtle presence mid-palate. A beautifully balanced wine, the addition of the small amounts of Ehrenfelser and Pinot Gris keep this wine from becoming too flowery and heavy. Well done Blasted Church! Once again you deliver and never disappoint!!
Slainte and see you in April!!
About the Producer
Blasted Church Vineyards
Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada