Bench 1775 Winery 2013 Chill (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here and VQA stores
Date Tasted: June 24th, 2014
Tasting Notes: A refreshing, vibrant and juicy blend of 46% Pinot Gris, 25% Chardonnay, 11% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% each of Semillon, Viognier and Gewurztraminer that combines equal parts ripe tropical and cool stonefruit elements on the aromatic nose and the (mostly) dry palate.
Pineapple, grapefruit, kiwi, gooseberry, honeydew, lemon-lime and riverstone characters'a'plenty. A dryer style than the off-dry 2012 edition - equally tasty, though, more food friendly with less residual sugar to deal with when trying to pair with your menu. Look to seafood dishes or even creamy Alfredo pasta. Enjoy this well-priced wine in its youth. Drink now-2016.
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