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Rating
88.00
Year
2012
Region
Okanagan
Varietal
Ehrenfelser
Food Pairing
Roast pork
Price
$18.95

A German immigrant and Okanagan pioneer, the ehrenfelser grape was instrumental in proving British Columbia could accommodate tender European varieties. In 1977, CedarCreek – then known as Uniacke – was among the first to plant the aromatic white, whose presumed origin was recently debunked thanks to DNA profiling. It's not a cross of riesling and silvaner, as had been thought. They got the riesling part correct, but silvaner is not ehrenfelser's mom (her real identity remains a mystery). A hardy vine, it betrays riesling's fruity perfume, but it's lower in acidity and not as cellar-worthy or complex. CedarCreek's lovely 2012 is off-dry and tastes remarkably like tinned fruit salad, heavy on the peaches and tangerines. A bracing tartness pulls it into balance. Roast pork would be lovely. cedarcreek.bc.ca

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