Upper Bench Estate Winery 2014 Pinot Blanc (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $19 (including taxes)
Production: 128 cases
Date Tasted: February 28th, 2016
Tasting Notes: Sadly, not a lot of Pinot Blanc is produced and released as a single varietal in BC - more should be. It usually makes a leaner, fresher and subtler wine than its more rambunctious cousin, Pinot Gris. And that's exactly what you get with the Upper Bench, stainless-steel fermented version: crisp acidity, fresh, clean orchard fruit flavours, subtle, delicate aromatics and a balanced, refreshing finish with a touch of lingering citrus peel and spice. Drink 2016-2017.
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