2015 Pinot Blanc – Oraniensteiner – VQA
A very fun wine! Bursting with stone and tree fruit, this blended beauty is a lovely sipper for a hot day when chilled to perfection. Oraniensteiner is a German variety that was originally created to make sparkling wines, however, matched with the late harvest Pinot Blanc in this wine, it balances quite well. If you like a heavier bodied white wine with a touch of sweetness, do check this out!
2015 Sauvignon Blanc – Muscat – VQA
This blended wine also includes Canolli, Viognier, Chardonnay, and Semillon. Peach skins and a light candied nose define the bouquet. Stainless steel fermentation went on for 34 days, and then the wine was aged another 4 months on the lees. The palate has a nice peaches and cream feel. Additionally, the palate is quite floral, and I would definitely recommend pairing this dry, energetic wine with Asian-inspired dishes.
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Still holding up in May 2017, this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc was bright and filled with veins of citrus and grass. Hints of clementine shone through. A delightful white wine from British Columbia showing South Okanagan potential. (Note: This particular wine was bottled and produced by Moonlight Valley Winery Ltd. in Summerland, BC. as per label information.)
2014 Merlot – VQA
One hundred percent Merlot goes into this vintage wine. This particular wine was fermented at high temperatures for just over two weeks and went through full malolactic fermentation. The program for the Merlot was aging in Hungarian, Slovakian, and French oak. The wine itself showed solid toastiness and dark fruit character. If you are a fan of lighter styled Merlot, this is definitely one to try. Drink by 2018.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – VQA
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Lunessence was also fermented at high temperatures for a wee bit longer than the Merlot. The oaking program was the same as the Merlot. The wine itself showed red fruit character with a strong toasted nature. Lighter bodied than southern BC Cab Sauv’s, this red wine most interestingly showed notes of Partridgeberry and currant leaf. The palate showed some light peppery notes. An easy-drinking Cabernet.
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