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Lock and Worth Sémillon Kelowna
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16½/20

Lock and Worth Sémillon Kelowna 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of two sémillons produced by Lock & Worth from 2018 (the other from Okanagan Falls), this comes from a lauded Sém vineyard in Kelowna, planted in 1995. Whole cluster pressed and native ferment, raised in neutral French oak for one year on full solids, most undisturbed. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered, hence the characteristic white sediment in the bottom of this wine. Tight and light at 10.4 degrees, this is strung taut with sour lemon, fresh green herbs, meadow grass, verbena, green apple, subtle elderflower on a long, slim, dry palate. Tight lemon verbena lingers on the finish. Very much in youth, this sém (like all age worthy séms), needs time to unknit and reveal itself.Tasted: 09 July 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Lock & WorthDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Sémillon