Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Nov 27, 2010 Road 13 Vineyards Viognier Riesling Sauvignon Blanc 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestGolden Mile and Black Sage Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC $23-26 +122192 available at winery and private liquor stores www.road13vineyards.comEarlier this week I learned that one of BC’s best-known winemakers and blend masters is moving on. After 5 years helming Road 13 Vineyards’ wine program to great acclaim, Michael Bartier will be transitioning to a consultant role, working towards owning his own winery. As this chapter in Road 13’s book is ending, a new one will be scripted by J-M Bouchard, a Montreal winemaker with years of international experience under his belt.And also this week, I was fortunate to chat with Road 13 owners Pam and Mick Luckhurst while they presented their wines to a keen crowd at Veneto. Humourous, genuine and generous, the Luckhursts entertained with stories ranging from poopy diapers to the Canadian Wine Awards (different stories – don’t worry). Their tagline is “It’s all about the dirt”, in homage to their site on the vine loving Golden Mile Bench. May I propose they also add “It’s all about the blend”, since they have made a name for themselves for their seamless and innovative blended wines.Like this Viognier Riesling Sauvignon Blanc. Wordy – sure – but if you just keep drinking it won’t be a worry (clocks in at a hefty 13.9% abv)! Mouth filling and voluptuous Viognier (61%) is lifted with the acidity of Riesling (30%) and the fruity refreshment of the Sauvignon Blanc (9%). Big ripe peach and grapefruit aromas lead to a juicy and full palate of exotic spice, orange, sweet stone fruit and tropical flavours. Bright acid persists, even though buffered by the oily Viognier. Veneto paired it with smoked albacore tuna and green apple terrine, micro greens, fennel and wheatgrass vinaigrette and cucumber pearls. If that sounds a little ambitious for you, try with Asian or Indian themed fare. Macadamia chicken with orange-ginger sauce would rock.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsRoad 13 Vineyards Viognier Riesling Sauvignon Blanc 2009Mouth filling and voluptuous Viognier (61%) is lifted with the acidity of Riesling (30%) and the fruity refreshment of the Sauvignon Blanc (9%). Big ripe peach and grapefruit aromas lead to a juicy and full palate of exotic spice, orange, sweet stone fruit and tropical flavours. Bright acid persists, even though buffered by the oily Viognier. Try this with Asian or Indian themed fare. Macadamia chicken with orange-ginger sauce would rock.OkanaganWhite 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 June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... 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 Comments are closed.