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Kirsten Thorne
May 1, 2024 | Wine Education | Kirsten Thorne

Julian Parks of BC Wine Trends Reviews River Stone's New Releases

Ranked on the 'Best 100 Wine Blogs & Websites To Follow' in 2023, Wine Writer Julian Parks features River Stone's new releases in new blog post!

"River Stone Estate Winery has released five wines from the 2023 vintage and a Cabernet Franc from the “Heatdome” 2021 vintage.

River Stone Estate Winery is renowned for producing high-quality, handcrafted wines that showcase the region’s unique terroir. Their wines, particularly red blends and single-varietal wines have garnered attention for their elegance, complexity, and expression of the Okanagan Valley’s distinct characteristics. The winery’s commitment to environmentally conscious and friendly practices also contributes to its reputation as a leader in the Canadian wine industry.

River Stone Pinot Gris with BBQ chicken and Apricot Chutney

The Pinot Gris was hand-picked September 11th, at peak ripeness, destemmed and pressed after a short period of skin contact time. The juice is then allowed to settle and racked in another stainless steel tank, which is inoculated with yeast, starting the temperature-controlled fermentation. A single commercial yeast strain was chosen for flavour and mouthfeel characteristics. Following fermentation, the wine spent several months on the finer lees before finning, blending, filtering and bottling.

The Pinot Gris has a gorgeous apricot hue. It has classic stone fruit aromas with floral notes. It is an off-dry medium-bodied wine with a delicious mouthfeel and honeydew melon, pear, and apricot flavours. This wine is balanced in acidity with a hint of minerality.  92 Points..."

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