A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 820: Pentâge Winery, Penticton, BC

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Pentâge Fizz Blanc 2020
Ehrenfleser and Gewurztraminer, Palest straw in colour with a lime tint; aromatic, lilac and citrus bouquet; light-bodied, on the dry side of off-dry; crisp grapefruit, peach and lychee flavours. Refreshing. (89)

Pentâge Rosé 2020
A field blend of 10 different varieties. Deep pink colour; minerally, strawberry/raspberry nose; medium-bodied, dry, raspberry and cranberry flavours with a flinty note, carried on lively acidity. (90)

Pentâge Syrah 2016
Deep purple in colour; cedary, herbal nose of blackberries with oak spice; medium to full-bodied, dry, savoury, black olive and black fruit flavours with well-integrated oak and balancing acidity. (89)

Pentâge Merlot 2016
Mature ruby colour; toasty, spicy, blueberry nose; medium to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted black plum and blueberry flavours; well-balanced with a firm finish of pliant tannins. (90)

Pentâge Pinot Noir 2018
Light ruby in colour; cherry pit bouquet with oak spice notes; medium-bodied, dry, lean and sinewy raspberry and cranberry flavours with a fresh acidic finish. (89)

Pentâge Hiatus Red 2015
A blend of 50% Petite Sirah, 22% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc, 4% Mourvèdre, 4% Zinfandel. Opaque purple in colour; cedary, sweet oak, plum and blackcurrant bouquet; medium to full-bodied, dry, lightly spicy, blackberry and black plum flavours; firmly structured and well-balanced. (90)

Other wines tasted:

Sea Sun Pinot Noir 2019 (California, $24.95, Vintages #16027)
Deep purple colour; lightly cedary, toasty nose; medium to full-bodied, spicy, toasty sweet plum flavour. Richly extracted, fleshy and full of flavour but lacking in elegance. (88.5)

Fancy Farm Girl Flirty Bubbles 2020 (Ontario)
Bright pink in colour; strawberry bouquet, medium-bodied, just off-dry, strawberry and redcurrant flavours with balancing acidity. (88)

Fancy Farm Girl Frosty Fizz 2020 (Ontario)
A blend of Vidal and Riesling. Pale straw in colour; apple nose; light-bodied off-dry, apple and gooseberry flavours. (88.5)

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