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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery ''Benchmark Series' Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC
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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2021
Winery: $32.0 wine club exclusive

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WineDiva's Review

Textural, juicy, power. The Benchmark Series was developed as a new, "standard for elevated quality through meticulous winemaking, sustainable viticulture practices and deliberate vineyard site selection."
The reserve Sauvignon Blanc hails from Township 7's estate Blue Terrace Vineyard on the northern end of the Black Sage Bench in Oliver--the last vintage I tasted of this wine, 2019 had just under 15% Semillon added--but this 2021 is 100% Sauvignon.
The wine is 100% barrel fermented and aged (7 months), with the fermentation seeing 15% new and 85% neutral French oak barrels to round out the mouthfeel.
Expect notes of honey and peach, gooseberry, oyster shell, elderflowers and key limes. It has weight, power and good precision along with a textural element. Flavours of crunchy green apples, beeswax, peach stone and juicy lime dominate the palate.
Pair: Asparagus fritters, herb quiche, coconut curries, seafood salads and most appetizers.

Recommended Pairings
Spicy Food, Eat your Greens, Cheese - Goat, Seafood/Shellfish, Patio Sippers, Appetizers

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2023-04-27 18:06:28.0

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