Block 16 Trebbiano is a much different wine today than it was a decade ago. Drier, firmer, fresher, and far more interesting, the 52-year-old vines tell a story no other wine in BC can. From the highly-lauded 2020 vintage, the latest effort is impressive. In September, the warm and dry weather resulted in extremely clean, hand-sorted and destemmed fruit pressed whole berry, and cold settled for four days, before slowly fermenting dry over 38 days. It spends a further four months on fine lees before heading to the bottle. Wildflower honey, melon, nectarine, apricot feign sweetness yet remain dry. A highly affordable treasure will transform any prawn dish into a selection extraordinaire, or simply serve with a block of fresh local goat cheese.
Score: 90 points -- Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi On Wine, Mar 2021