Bill and Darlene Freding relocated their cattle ranch from the Cariboo region to somewhere known more for viticulture than cattle - the Black Sage Bench. Here they continue to ranch under their multi-generational Rafter F name and are growing grapes in their Saddle Ridge Vineyard. The wine is made at the Okanagan Crush Pad, in Summerland under Michael Bartier who's a very busy man these days.
It offers pear compote, yeasty notes, honey and vanilla, which lead to a creamy, rounded palate. It has good concentration and weight from the extensive lees stirring while in tank.
Pair with mushroom sauced pastas, chicken or grilled seafood.
White Meat Chicken/Pork, Creamy Dishes
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2012-10-30 21:55:25.0