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Spring 2018 Releases!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2018 Viognier and 2016 Carménère!

2018 Viognier

As in previous vintages the fruit is sourced from Red Brick vineyard (east side of Osoyoos Lake) and the estate vineyard Shady Lagoon. 75% of the fermentation and aging happens in concrete with the remainder split between one French oak barrel and stainless.
Upon the first few swirls, whiffs of tangerine, honeysuckle and soft fruits waft out of the glass.
The juicy core is further enhanced by lemony shortbread and honeyed peach cream with a dusting of ginger. Weighty, without being rich and fat, persists to the finish. Paired with curry chicken thighs and Moroccan-spiced blood orange couscous.

~ Senka Tennant, winemaker

2016 Carménère

100% Estate Grown
Aged 18 months in 85% French Oak, 35% which is new.

The 2016 growing season never reached extreme temperatures and with long summer Lariana Carménère achieved balance of sugar/phenolic without diminishing acidity. Deep, well-defined nose focuses on blue fruit, black cherry, plum compote and a dusting of cacao. Flavours are further swathed by baking spices, more of the dark plum and rich mocha notes.Duck breast with a rich plum sauce, any other game bird and chicken in the intricate mole sauce comes to mind.
~ Senka Tennant, winemaker

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