Wine – 2005 Stag’s Hollow Sauvignon Blanc

01032007.jpgThis is one of those British Columbia wines that you do and don’t want to talk about. You do because they are making some superb wines. You don’t because of the limited production that makes them a little scarce and highly sought after.

Stag’s Hollow has long been one of my favorite BC wineries. Located in Okanagan Falls, it’s a great visit as you can hit Wild Goose on the same parking spot. Larry and Linda, the owners of Stag’s Hollow are always warm and welcoming and a visit gives a chance to taste some excellent wine with great company.

This Sauvignon Blanc has the lovely fruit forward style that New Zealand’s Marborough region has made famous. That being said, it is a distinct wine that certainly has its own character. The nose is full of passionfruit, grapefruit and a hint of grass. A swirl opens up the passionfruit that continues well into the first sip, with a bit of lemon for good measure. The finish has tart gooseberries with a hint of honey. Just lovely fruit – plain and simple.

This is a wine that makes me look toward spring and the next release. This is great with a nice stir-fry or some mild cheese.

$17.99 at the winery (this vintage is sold out)

4 stars

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