Up for our second day of wine tasting, off to Naramata where we had plans to visit a couple different wineries. This was not one of the ones we were intending to hit, but we had a bit of time before our first appointment and saw the sign....so in we went.
Intimate tasting room with a window into the bottling area, $5 fee for tasting 5 wines, refundable with purchase.
Township 7 Sauvignon Blanc ($17.97)
Light in colour, aroma and flavor. Passion fruit and slate on the nose, with flavors of peach and nectarine. 87.
Township 7 2015 Chardonnay ($19.97)
Aromas of wet stone with a slight tinge of oak and nuttiness. Vanilla and stone fruit flavors come through. 87.
Township 7 2016 7 Blanc ($17.97)
Don't worry, there are not 7 varietals in here (and I'm glad they didn't try to get gimmicky just because there is a 7 in their name). Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris make up this lovely aromatic. White flowers, ginger and lychee dominate the nose. Well balanced acidity and a hint of minerality frame the flavors which include apple and stone fruit. 89.
Township 7 2014 Merlot ($22.97)
Aromas of black plum and cherry. The palate brings some vanilla and mocha into the party as well, and I sense just a hint of tea. Starting to hit it's stride, as the tannins are still showing strength. 88.
Township 7 2014 Reserve 7 ($32.97)
Big Bordeaux-style blend with a nose of black cherry, eucalyptus and some earth and tobacco. Cocoa and bing cherries dominate the nose. This is a beast, and needs a lot more time to rest before it will be what it should be, but there is potential here. 87-89.
That's all they had open to taste, which is unfortunate as they have quite a large portfolio of wine. Maybe next time.
Next up: With a little bit of time before our first appointment of the day, we decided to stop into the next winery we saw that we had not yet visited.....and OMG did we hit the jackpot. Want to know what it is? Tune in next time, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel, and find out!
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