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Free Form Whitetext
90POINTS
16½/20

Free Form White 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRevisiting this wine now two years after first glimpse, and it's pouring a beauty slight golden hue. Super grippy, with a saline marine note, this streams apricot skin, grapefruit pith, green apple, bergamot, dried thyme and sage along a sleek, textured palate. Primarily Secrest pinot blanc, this is splashed with chardonnay and viognier, from two other vineyards in the Okanagan, all organically farmed. After destemming and a native ferment (pinot blanc in concrete, the others in neutral French oak), these remained on skins for 8 months before being pressed off and blended in a large concrete tank. It rested there for 6 weeks before bottling in Mid August 2018. Another proof positive how winemaker Matt Dumayne's wines are built for aging.Tasted: 25 August 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.00 winery direct Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
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Blend: Pinot Blanc - Chardonnay - ViognierCSPC: 867242UPC: 626990185949