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Oak Bay Vineyard Northern Light
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Oak Bay Vineyard Northern Light 2008

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThat's right - this 2008 is a current release from East Kelowna's St. Hubertus Vineyard. Northern Light was disgorged August 2016 after 80 months on the lees. An organic estate blend of the traditional Champagne grapes: chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot meunier (the latter rarely seen in BC), this still presents with vibrant, red-fruit laced acidity, alongside ample red currants, cherry, pink grapefruit, balsamic, mingled with toast and tight, riffing acidity. There's a cherry-berry honey sweetness that sticks on the clipped finish. Quite a lot has gone into this, and what it lacks in elegance it makes up in fruitiness. It would make a suitable wine for pairing with tuna or salmon burgers.Tasted: 31 May 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 40.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: St. Hubertus Estate WineryDistributors: Harvest Select Wines
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 436790UPC: 625259390087