Township 7 Vineyards and Winery 2013 Naramata Bench Estate Vineyard Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $20

By on December 26, 2014

township-7-estate-pinot-gris-2013-bottleOne of the first Naramata Bench wineries that tourists reach while driving up from Penticton, Township 7 also operates a tasting room in Langley on British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. The grapes for this blend Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer (15%) were harvested Oct. 3 from vines surrounding the vinification facility, and they account for aromas of dusty Golden Delicious apple, apricot and baked pear with souk spices and sweet herbs. Complex flavors of Gala apple and Asian pear are met immediately by great up-front acidity, which fill the mouth along with apple peel tannin. Suggested pairings include Pad Thai, pork sausage or soft cheeses.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 148 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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