La Frenz Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc - 90pts

La Frenz Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Available direct from the winery here. Or, private wine shops like Marquis Wine Cellars
Cost: $22
Alcohol: 12.5%
Date Tasted: April 24th, 2012

Tasting Notes: Year-in, year-out the La Frenz Sauvignon Blanc is a top medal contender in every competition it enters. The 2011 release may be the winery's best yet with a rich offering of citrus and tropical fruit flavours and aromas. The balance of residual sugar-to-rich fruit-to-crisp acidity is nearly perfect and makes for a lovely, mouth-watering mouth feel.

The 2011 edition has no Semillon added (a common blending partner for Sauvignon Blanc, usually added to increase body and depth of flavour) and was produced from a blend of fruit from five vineyards: all but one from the Naramata Bench. The result is surprisingly complex and lush and makes for an excellent sipping wine all by itself. However, if food is a must, then try a French tart of goats cheese and cherry tomatoes. Drink 2012-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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