Howling Bluff Estate Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc - 88pts

Howling Bluff Estate Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here and select VQA stores
Cost: $18.90
Alcohol: 13.7%
Production: 300  cases
Date Tasted: June 15th, 2013

Tasting Notes: A well-made, crisp and juicy Sauvignon Blanc with pungent aromas of gooseberry, hay, green apples and pears on the pleasing nose followed by a mouth-watering, well-balanced palate boasting similar flavours with additional citrus fruit characters and a nice acidic kick at the finish. Lively texture suggests some welcomed extended lees contact during fermentation creating a compelling mouth feel and added structure.

Part of the newly expanded Howling Bluff portfolio meant to help build brand awareness beyond the mailing list faithful who sell-out the Naramata Bench winery's Pinot Noir, White Meritage and Red Blend labels every year. As irony would have it, you'll be hard pressed to find this wine just the same. If you do, however, pick-up a bottle and discover the under-appreciated world of BC Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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