Stag's Hollow Winery 2011 Renaissance Sauvignon Blanc - 89+pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2011 Renaissance Sauvignon Blanc (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $24.99
Alcohol: 13.3%
Production: 90 cases
Date Tasted: September 18th, 2012

Tasting Notes: The Renaissance Sauvignon Blanc distinguishes itself from the winery's varietal release with its use of 100% barrel fermentation in new oak and active lees contact. Despite this, the wine never feels heavy or overdone like many-a-Fumé Blanc from California, while the lees contact adds complexity in the form of sweet brioche notes on the nose and texture on the palate. Refreshing citrus flavours grace the balanced palate with crisp, steely notes on the mineral-y finish. Drink 2012-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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