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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Van Westen Vineyards Vivacious
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15½/20

Van Westen Vineyards Vivacious 2015

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe ripest version yet, which I suppose some love, but the sweet flavours make it difficult to discern anything much more than the sugar. Fresh, ripe, red apple with a dusting of honeysuckle on the nose. The attack is off-dry and smooth with ripe red apples, mixed with sweet peaches and pears and a touch of bitterness and cloying fruit flavours in the finish. Vivacious is mostly pinot blanc mixed with a dash of pinot gris, all home grown on the Home Lot Vineyard on the Naramata Bench. Try this with a favourite curry dish or even barbecue ribs.Tasted: 22 November 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 17.30 winery direct, private wine shops, restaurants Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Pinot Blanc - Pinot GrisCSPC: 294165UPC: 626990055730