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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Van Westen Vineyards Vivacious
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16¼/20

Van Westen Vineyards Vivacious 2016

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2016 vintage sees a return to a fresher style in this 96/4 mix of pinot blanc and pinot gris. The attack is juicy yet honeyed and rich with some 30 percent of the pinot blanc barrel fermented in used French oak. The finish is a juicy, citrus, pear affair with dusting of dried herbs. Vivacious is home-grown on the Home Lot Vineyard right on the Naramata Bench. Curried chicken would be a fine match.Tasted: 26 September 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 20.00 winery direct, private wine shops, restaurants Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Pinot Blanc - Pinot GrisCSPC: 500637UPC: 626990066286