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Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Pinot Blanc 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIt's safe to say this is one of the benchmark pinot blancs coming from the Okanagan Valley. It starts with 35-year-old vines and it's elevated by thoughtful winemaking, evidenced by the restraint and elegance on display. It's whole cluster pressed, wild fermented, and aged on lees in a combination of stainless steel, foudre, puncheons, and older barriques. And it's not rushed to bottle either. The fruit ripeness seems dialled back a notch this year, with a combination of lip-smacking lemon and crunchy pear, accentuated by a delicate touch of lees and oak spices. It's focused and precise, leading to a pithy, mineral-laden finish. At this price, you'll want to tuck a few bottles away in the cellar. This should age beautifully.Tasted: 28 July 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.90 winery online/direct AB 26.85 J Webb Wine Merchants Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: Pinot BlancCSPC: 329441UPC: 626452101197