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Winemaker’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Wine Review

Winemaker’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Winemaker’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $19.99

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Winemaker’s Cut

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Gorgeous tropical fruit and smoke on the nose of this rich and almost full-bodied BC Sauvignon Blanc. More akin to Californian Savvys than to New Zealand. Pair with rich seafood dishes.

This Winemaker’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was reviewed on June 15, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Julian Park rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A soft bouquet of stone fruit, lemongrass and mint with mineral characteristics from the soil where grapes were grown that give the wine clean, fresh flavours and a long finish.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Pale straw with very slight pink hue. Declared 12.5% ABV. Crisp, tight, tangy and tart. Beautiful bouquet, medium bodied, great acidity, well balanced and integrated. Lemongrass, green apple, guava, with a hint of blood orange with minerality. Complex and great value. Pair with sushi, Asian fusion, summer salads or baked filet of sole. Tasted May 2017. 91 points. BespokeTastings
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Pale straw with a faint pinkish hue, with inviting aromas of sweet stone fruits, guava, citrus, and lemon grass. Very well balanced, with a texture that’s both creamy and refreshing complete with baked orchard fruit on the finish. A gorgeous wine to enjoy with grilled fish or spicy Asian cuisine, with a splash of lime juice applied to the dish before service. Enjoy while listening to Vivaldi Summer – the flow of that classical music complements the texture of this fine wine with a blend of intensity and soothing elements showing its multiple facets and ability to pair with a wide range of dishes. Tasted May 2017. 90 points. Matt Steeves – www.quercusvino.ca
The grapes were handpicked at Colin and Mike Stevens' vineyard in Osoyoos on 15.09.2016 at 22.5 brix. After destemming and crushing, the juice was kept with skin contact for 24 hours to achieve deep extraction of all unique flavours grown in the vineyard in Osoyoos. The fermentation was partly wild and took place in stainless steel tanks. 20% was aged in Slovakian barrels for five months. The wine is dry, and the vine growing and winemaking was focused on highlighting the full body and potential of this unique wine. It attracts with a soft bouquet of lime grass and mint, with mineral characteristics from the soil where the grapes were grown.

Source: Winery (Lunessence Winery & Vineyard)

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