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Lock and Worth Kernertext

Lock and Worth Kerner 2021

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaDid you know L&W made a Kerner? Me neither! But I came across this 2021 (and a 2022) and was delighted. From a north Naramata vineyard planted in 1999 behind Nichol, this was fermented and aged in stainless, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, as the sediment in the bottom of the minimally sleek bottle displays. Wet stone, perfumed white peach, apricot blossom rules this textural white, with moderate buzzy acidity stencilled with lime pith and peel. There's a feel of RS inherent to this Germanic-born grape, but this feels and finishes entirely dry. Really charming.Tasted: 16 February 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$26.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Lock & WorthDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Kerner