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Monster Vineyards is a boutique winery located on the Naramata Bench in the British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The winery came to life in 2006 when the owners of Poplar Grove introduced this fun new line up of wines to the British Columbia market. Raising the bar for fruit-forward Okanagan wines, the Monster wines are fresh, fruity and ready to be set free upon release. Monster Vineyards is conveniently located at the gateway to the famous Naramata Bench wine touring route just down the road...
Bright yellow in colour. Bold aromas of melon and orange blossom with gentle hints of honeysuckle. Flavours of apple pie, stone fruit, and sweet lemon arrive first. Impressive notes of ripe pear conquer the mid-palate which finishes with lingering guava notes. This wine is open to a variety of experiences, pairing well with light shellfish dishes and adventurous excursions.
2016 was a test of patience and persistence in the vineyards, but the struggle was embraced along with the successful results. Overall, the 2016 growing season was long, weathered and embraced by the team. Together they are grateful for the persistence and patience of the vineyard crew and Mother Nature, which resulted in yet another fantastic vintage.
The grapes were hand harvested from a small Chardonnay block in the winery's Davenport Vineyard in Naramata. This was a cool, clean ferment in exclusively stainless steel tanks with no oak contact. The fermentation was arrested to retain natural sugars leaving the Skinny Dip Chardonnay with a hint of sweetness on the finish.
- Double Gold (Best of Category) -
June 2017See detailed press review