Racy, textural, precision. The Benchmark Series was developed as a new, "standard for elevated quality through meticulous winemaking, sustainable viticulture practices and deliberate vineyard site selection."
This single-vineyard Riesling is harvested from the Fool's Gold Estate in North Oliver--a property planted over two decades ago by Richard Cleave, the Okanagan's most renowned viticulturist. The western sloping site benefits from the afternoon sun with the sandy clay loam soil containing a lot of rocks and gravel, providing excellent drainage.
It's a classic OW-style Riesling suggesting petrol and green apples, lime and crunchy apricot, wet stone and honey aromas. Like previous renditions, this wine has texture and precision. It's a focused dry white, slick and racy with a persistent finish.
Spicy Food, Eat your Greens, Cheese - Goat, Seafood/Shellfish, Patio Sippers, Appetizers
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2023-11-29 18:06:28.0