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Emandare Vineyard Sauvignon Blanctext
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Emandare Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaFrom the oldest sauvignon blanc vines on the Island, in the tender, organic care of Mike & Robin Nierychlo, this is a singlular Wine Islands wine, and out of the few SB's I've tasted, by far the most convincing. 2018 saw this picked at the latest date ever, October 13. After destemming, this was left to soak for 24 hours, and then native fermented for 4 weeks in stainless, prior to 4 months left untouched on lees. Honeyed pineapple, tight green apple, lemon verbena flow along a textural, creamy palate, with zippy lemon zest spicing on the finish.Tasted: 29 April 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Emandare VineyardGrape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 554576UPC: 626990292869