Nk’Mip Cellars 2014 Winemakers Series Dreamcatcher, Okanagan Valley, $16

By on November 12, 2015

nkmip-cellears-dreamcatcher-white-wine-2014-bottleBest Buy! The winemaking team of Randy Picton and assistant Justin Hall, a member of the Osoyoos Indian Band, stick with their tradition of using Riesling (45%) as the base grape in this melange, but their blending talents shine this time by stitching together Sauvignon Blanc (29%), Pinot Blanc (12%), Ehrenfelser (6%), Sèmillon (6%) and Chardonnay. One might believe there’s a bit of muscat in the mix, too, because it’s wildly aromatic and enticing as hints of lychee, white peach and nectarine lead both the nose and the flavors. Remarkable acidity easily balances the 1.5% residual sugar, making this far from just a brunch wine. It can also be enjoyed with summertime salads, cheese plates, seafood and sushi. This was one of three entries by Picton and Hall to earn a gold medal at the 2015 British Columbia Wine Awards.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,200 cases

Alcohol: 12.2%

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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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