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Sea Star Ortegatext

Sea Star Ortega 2019

Pender Island, Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia, CanadaFewer wines typify The Wine Islands, to me, as this one does. Ortega, a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe, has certainly proven itself to be a star of the region. This organically farmed example comes from 12 year old vines from Clam Bay vineyard on Pender Island, neighbouring the winery. Tight, sleek, and humming with lemon sherbet, lime pith, starfruit, green melon, tangerine peel to a bright, shining finish. This quick-to-sell-out small lot rings with marine freshness, leaving an imprint that remains until the next vintage.Tasted: 11 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Sea Star Estate Farm and VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: OrtegaUPC: 626990188636