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Rigour and Whimsy Flux Capacitor
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16¼/20

Rigour and Whimsy Flux Capacitor 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis blend of pinot blanc, roussanne, muscat, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and gruner veltliner was sourced from vineyards across the Okanagan. It was a native fermented mix of destemmed, whole, and crushed grapes that remained on skins for two months in stainless, before ageing seven months in older puncheons. Pouring a cloudy, golden amber hue, this tasted every bit as fantastical as its mix, with apricot, green apple, pine, young peas, herbal thorns, white florals, lemon, tangerine pith mixing on a lightly oily, slightly grippy palate. The finish is fresh and textural with fresh thyme and white pepper, and the palate is slight, at only 11 degrees — another worthy contender in the amber/orange wine category in BC.Tasted: 08 January 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 winery direct Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Winery Direct
The Living Vine
Blend: Pinot Blanc - Roussanne - Muscat - Chardonnay - Sauvignon Blanc - Gruner Veltliner