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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Blanc de Blancs, Okanagan Valley
94 Points

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Vintage: 2009
BC Private Wine Stores: $40.0 + price will vary
Winery: $39.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -402594
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WineScores' Review

Exciting, powerful, profound.
Blue Mountain is setting incredibly high standards in the Canadian traditional method sparkling wine category. Their family estate is well established, their conscientious viticulture and winemaking practices come from a solid understanding of what works for their site, and their fervent belief in who they are (as an estate) comes through in each and every wine they make.
Undeniably exciting, that's what is in this bottle. Made entirely from selected estate Chardonnay it is aged, after bottle fermentation, for five-and-a-half years on lees to add complexity. It is a profound fizz, offering aromas of warm apple turnovers, browned butter, roasted nuts, charred orange peel, and savoury spice, underscored by coriander seed. The mousse has wonderful levity; it is both powerful and complex with grilled lemons, bread dough and golden fruits. The finish is wonderfully long and mouthwatering.
As reviewed in Vines Magazine, winter 2016.
Second review, Nov 2017: Just as precise, mouth-filling and nervy as it was when I tasted it last year. And, just as profound with that overarching acidity I love in this wine.

Recommended Pairings
Wedding Wines, Good First Impressions, First Date, French Food, Creamy Dishes, Aperitifs, Cocktails, Desserts

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-11-24 10:57:48.0


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