Punchy, fragrant, pretty.
Hester Creek's new labels are a wonderful step in the evolution of their wines--even though they own some of the oldest vines in the province, the wines have continued to improve. The single vineyard Stone's Throw, is a Viognier crafted with grapes from long time growers, the Fournier family, in Oliver. Their Stone's Throw Vineyard is ideally situated at an elevation of just over 1000 feet above sea level, adjacent to the Black Sage Bench. The gravelly, sandy loam soil provides excellent root drainage for vines that run north south for superior sun exposure. The fruit was whole cluster pressed after harvest to gently extract clean juice with few solids. The resulting juice was cold settled for four days then fermented--finally it was aged on fine lees for four months.
Aromas of apricot nectar and watermelon are layered with lime and pine resin, vanilla icing and saltines. Like the nose the palate has pretty notes of sweet stone fruit and pithy citrus flavours. Concentrated with lovely structure it has a slick, bordering on oily texture and a long bright finish.
Pairs Great with Gone Crackers Roasted Shallot & Herb
Spicy Food, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, Creamy Dishes, GONE CRACKERS
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-07-28 19:47:32.0