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Okanagan Hills

Okanagan Hills
2015 White Sands Blend, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other Canadian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
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Okanagan Hills
2015 White Sands Blend, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other Canadian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
Clear golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, peach, spicy ginger, and white flower with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish with light oak flavor. A juicy and full white wine packed with flavor!

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: apricot, peach, spicy ginger, and white flower
Taste Flavor: apricot, peach, spicy ginger, and white flower
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lobster Bisque, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and full white wine packed with flavor!

The Producer

Okanagan Hills Estate Winery

The Producer
29302 Simpson Road
Abbotsford,, BC V4X 1H9
Canada
1 604-615-4235

Other Canadian White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Ice wine is Canada's most famous white, but there are many other whites produced in the country that are of excellent quality. The main area for these wines is the Niagara Peninsula, while the Okanagan Peninsula in British Columbia is also a fine area for whites. As Canada is a cool climate, varieties such as Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer excel, while Chardonnay is also a noted variety; there are also some very good blends of Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.

Generally, these are aromatic whites, not aged in wood and have good natural acidity. The best examples can drink well for five to seven years; pair most of these wines with an array of foods, from risotto to sautéed chicken, pork, lighter seafood or fusion cuisine.