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Haywire Waters and Banks Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of BC (Canada's) singular wines, this is a sauvignon blanc from Summerland's Waters & Banks vineyard, but it's not about the grape. Savvy is just a vessel for transmitting the site that Pedro Parra, Alberto Antonini and Matt Dumayne have analyzed as worthy. Whole bunch pressed, native ferment in concrete tanks for seven months on gross lees, without racking. White asparagus, lemon thistle, elderflower, large flake salts filter throughout the creamy base, scented with grilled fennel, medicinal white cherry and lingering with a persistent minerality. Challenging perhaps, but rewarding definitely, this is one to seek out and geek out (or cellar).Tasted: 18 September 2017Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.90 winery direct, private retail, restaurants Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 538421UPC: 626990185925