Road 13 Vineyards Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2008


Road 13 Vineyards Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2008
BC, $35

Road 13 has been such a solid performer for the past few years that when I heard they were adding a sparkling wine to their portfolio, I was fairly confident that it would be good. Surprisingly, instead of taking the safe route of making a classic bottling with a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, they took a serious flier and made it with the slightly sweeter, far less austere Chenin Blanc—and in so doing have created Loire-style sparkling wine remniscent of a floating bushel of green apples and ripe pears. And they’ve topped it with a no-nonsense beer cap to show that, bubbles or not, they’re still keeping it real.

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