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BC WINE OF THE WEEK - VANCOUVER SUN – Nov. 2018

Terravista Albarino 2017, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley 

"What a delight. Brisk with bright, youthful, electric yellow fruits, this is Year 4 of the Terravista Albarino where 63 per cent comes off the home Lone Hand Ranch with the rest from the Gravelbourg Vineyard, on Black Sage Road in Oliver. Limes and nectarines, bright and juicy, ridiculously tasty and unabashedly B.C., this wine should scare the Spanish. Floral, stony, mineral, grassy, lemony and more, the food matches are endless. I’m guessing it’s all sold out so look for this in restaurants and get on the list to buy it next year. Brava Senka"

~ Gismondi on Wine     91 points

 

Terravista Figaro 2017

"Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada In 2017, Figaro turned back time to 2010 when they had first added marsanne to what had become a  viognier/roussanne  Figaro blend. The ratio in ‘17 is 53 percent  roussanne , 34 percent viognier and 13 percent marsanne . The viognier and marsanne comes out of the uber stony, Similkameen Valley; the roussanne is from the warm Oliver region. The roussanne and marsanne are puncheon fermented before ageing up to 10 months sur lie. The palate is electric with peachy, nectarine fruits with a dusting of dessert sagebrush. As rich as it is, there is an undercurrent of acidity that takes on the weight and nutty notes in the finish. It’s so interesting the bottle seems to empty out in no time at all. Brava Senka."

Tasting by: Anthony Gismondi     90 points

 

National Wine Awards 2018 - FANDANGO '17 GOLD!    ALBARINO '17 GOLD!

 

GOLD! National Wine Awards of Canada - Albariño 2016

"Hello B.C. Albariño you beautifully lithe, tart, sharp and vital thing. Love how you lower that lemon drop twang, generously spice things up with your piquant behavior and energetically keep up the intensity. Well done and keep it up, plant, foster and deliver it. Drink 2017-2020. Tasted blind at NWAC17, June 2017."

~ Michael Godel     90 points

 

"Another fine offering from the Terravista line up. A very soft well-rounded white with a nice mingling of talc powder and Macintosh apple. A fun white for the summer and certainly well adept for the fish course."

~ Brad Royale     90 points

 

"This is gorgeous, such a great example of this variety from the west coasts of Spain and Portugal. It has perfect pineapple, lemon/orange fruit with some greenness. It's smooth, bright and well balanced. Very good intensity and purity. The length is excellent. Tasted twice June 2017."

~ David Lawrason    91 points

 

GOLD! National Wine Awards of Canada - Fandango 2016

"Perhaps the best ever edition of this wine, it is expressive in the extreme. You can sense the peaches and citrus of the Albariño, and the almond and botanicals of the Verdejo. The flavours are beautifully focused, with stone fruit, cream, snipped herbs and dusty minerals stamping the fresh finish. There is some nice weight and grip, which helps this blend linger in a most satisfying way. And so adaptable with food from gooseneck barnacles to grilled chorizo. Tasted June 2017."

~ DJ Kearney     92 points

 

GOLD! National Wine Awards of Canada - Figaro 2015

"Senka Tennant has done marvelous work with her 2015 Figaro. The blend is perfectly composed with all the peach, apricot and lavender you could ask for. Lovely flow between the richness and acidity with the wine never wavering in its search for a fine finish."

~ Brad Royale      90 points

 

"This is an excellent blend of two Rhone varieties: roussanne and viognier. It sports a lovely bright nose of yellow pear/plum, gentle spice, spearmint and anise. It's full bodied, warm yet fresh and bright with apricot and spice on the finish. Excellent length. Tasted June 2017"

~ David Lawrason      91 points

Treve Ring – FANDANGO 2013

91/100 Terravista Fandango Albariño Verdejo 2013
Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Produced By: Terravista Vineyards
Distributed By: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.

That's right. Albariño and Verdejo. From Naramata Bench. That right there is worthy of a fandango. This is the third vintage of this blend, singular in Canada, and it keeps getting better. Orange blossom, lime, greengage entice into a full and rich palate of herbal-kissed fruit: ripe white peach, peach fuzz, clementine, pear, honeydew and spice. This is a big, expansive wine (14% alcohol) with fervent intensity, but the juicy white grapefruit pith acidity keeps it lively and balanced. Full and complex enough to take on proteins - think sablefish or scallops or poultry.

Last Tasted: 2014-10-17 by TR
Prices: BC $25.00 winery direct
CSPC: 252544;   UPC: 00627843135265