La Frenz Winery 2008 Semillon (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Cost: $18 (Direct from winery)
Date: August 29th, 2009
Tasting Notes: Naramata's La Frenz Winery don't enter a lot of wine competitions, but they did enter this pale, watery-gold coloured Semillon into the All-Canadian Wine Championships and won best-in-class. High praise for a winery better known for its Viognier and Chardonnay.
At only 12.5% alcohol, this crisp, medium-acidity and medium-bodied wine will pair nicely with a hot, sunny deck. However, this wine truly comes into its own when paired with medium-spicy food (think Ginger-Beef and green beans over a hot red or green curry). The nose offers wet stones and citrus notes. On the palate you will taste grapefruit, gooseberries and the Sauvignon Blanc which has been added to round out the flavour profile. Another solid effort by one of BC's top boutique wineries. - LC