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Haywire Waters and Banks Sauvignon Blanc
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Haywire Waters and Banks Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNamed for the Summerland vineyard owned by Terry Waters and Cathy Banks, this sauvignon blanc has renown soil scientist Pedro Parra and global consultant Alberto Antonini. Whole bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented in concrete tanks for seven months on the lees. At this young stage it benefits from airtime, but in a few months will transform; all the components are there, in depth. Confident lemon thistle, desert thyme and potent sage are filtered through a creamy, lees-lined base, led with alluring wild flowers, clementine pith and lightly smoked fennel. Rampant salty minerality throughout, this wine reinvents itself with time in the glass and temperature. Intriguing, challenging and rewarding.Tasted: 24 November 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 24.90 winery direct, private retail, restaurants Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
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Varietal: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 538421UPC: 626990185925