A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 862: Gold Hill Winery

The Gill family, proprietors of Gold Hill Winery, owns 65 acres of vineyards in the Okanagan Valley with 24 acres on the Golden Mile and 32 acres in the heart of Osoyoos.

Gold Hill Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Bright, golden in colour; minerally, smoky, vegetal nose with a light floral note; medium-bodied, crisply dry, with lemon-lime and green plum flavours. A salty note on the finish. (90)

Gold Hill Winery Charisma Cabernet Merlot 2021
Deep ruby colour; cedary, smoky, spicy nose of black fruits; medium-bodied, dry, smoked-meat, blackcurrant, and black licorice flavours; well-balanced, well-integrated oak and soft tannins. (89)

Gold Hill Winery Charisma Malbec 2021
Dark ruby colour; cedary, toasty nose of blackberries with oak spice and a note of violets; medium-bodied, dry, elegant; firmly structured but lots of finesse here; beautifully balanced, blackberry flavour with chalky minerality and good length. (90)

Gold Hill Winery Cabernet Franc 2017
Dense ruby colour; spicy, floral nose of blueberries with tobacco and vanilla oak notes; medium-bodied, dry, savoury flavours of blueberry and black plum. Beautifully balanced, ripe tannins and juicy acidity. (91)

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