Bench 1775 Winery 2015 Muscat (Okanagan Valley) BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here and VQA stores
Production: 480 cases
Date Tasted: May 12th, 2017
Tasting Notes: Actually a 85/15 split of Muscat and Riesling, respectively, sourced from vineyards in Naramata and from the Golden Mile, this wine is billed as a non-traditional Muscat and that's pretty honest and accurate. The nose is Sauvignon Blanc-ish with citrus, gooseberry, fresh herbs and blossom aromas and even a light hint of Oyster shells. The palate has some body and a nice texture to it with similar flavours (minus the seashells) but with more than a hint of spice and smoke. Definitely unique and offered at a great price. Drink now-2018.
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