A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 765: Lakeside Cellars, BC

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I received the following wines from Lakeside Cellars in Osoyoos, BC:

Lakeside Cellars Portage White 2019 (BC, $22) (71% Chardonnay/29% Sauvignon Blanc)
Pale straw in colour; apple and lemon on the nose with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, dry, grassy, green plum flavours, (88)

Lakeside Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Osoyoos, BC, $25)
Pale straw colour; grassy, slightly herbal nose of lemon grass; medium-bodied, crisply dry with the flavour of elderberries. (88.5)

Lakeside Cellars Pinot Gris 2019 (BC, $21)
Pale straw colour; lightly minerally, peach pit nose; medium-bodied, dry, white peach flavour with fresh acidity and a suggestion of bitter almond on the finish. Good length. (88.5)

Lakeside Cellars Rosé 2019 (Okanagan Valley, BC, $23) (50% Cabernet Sauvignon/50% Cabernet Franc)
Light salmon colour; cedary, cranberry bouquet; medium-bodied, crisply dry, strawberry and cranberry flavours with mouth-freshening acidity. (89)

Other wines tasted this week:

Toro Malbec Centenario (Mendoza, Argentina, $9.60, LCBO #12452)
Deep purple-ruby in colour; cedary, earthy, blackberry nose with a smoky note; medium-bodied, dry, well-extracted plum and blackberry flavours carried on lively acidity. (88.5)

Ruffino Modus 2017 (Tuscany, $29.95, Vintages #912956) (37% Sangiovese, 32% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Dense purple in colour; cedary, black cherry bouquet with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted cherry and plum flavours with a vanilla note in the end. (90)

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