Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jul 5, 2010 Calliope Sauvignon Blanc 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOkanagan Valley$17-22www.calliopewines.comOkanagan wine watchers will recognize the name Calliope – wines under that name have been made in years past. This tiny Okanagan hummingbird has now been reborn, this time in wines passed through the skilled hands of the Wyse Family, of Burrowing Owl. Calliope will serve as a creative side project for the winemakers at Burrowing Owl, allowing them to step outside of the established house boundaries of the Burrowing Owl style. This boutique brand will be a hot ticket, and a highly coveted one since the first vintage is a relatively small one.There are not very many Sauvignon Blanc coming out of the Okanagan today, lost in the sweeping tide of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris flowing from the Valley. Calliope sourced the grapes for this wine from the Similkameen Valley, fermented it in barrel and let it marry with the lees for 3 months before bottling. What? Oak? For lean, tangy and sprightly Sauv Blanc? Yup. The result yields a nose of bright lemon and herbal gooseberry, and a creamy palate of lemon, mineral, medicinal herb, lees and vanilla. The finish is smooth and long. Don’t think about this being a typical zippy Sauv Blanc – it will just mess with your mind. Instead, just sip and enjoy this richer Sauv Blanc – akin to California’s Fume Blanc. The heft will make it partner with savoury dishes with a little weight. Try cornmeal crusted prawns, roasted fennel or spit roasted herbed turkey.The Sauvignon Blanc was released today in select private stores. Subsequent vintages are expected to be in good supply and will also include reds.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) OkanaganSauvignon BlancWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.