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Wine Recommendation

Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery 2006 Larch Tree Hill Riesling  (Okanagan Valley)

Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery

2006 Larch Tree Hill Riesling
(Okanagan Valley)

With Riesling very much back in fashion, this wine is made and priced to be sold by the glass. It’s one of several white wines that the new Prospect Winery is distributing only through restaurants, a strategy to create a consumer buzz for the label in trendy eateries It begins with attractive aromas of peaches and limes; these carry through on the flavours. The wine’s 12.5 grams of residual sugar add texture and lift the fruity flavours. There is a balancing acidity (6.9 grams) that keeps the lingering finish refreshing. The wine is mouthwatering, juicy and appealing. 89 points.

All Prospect Winery labels employ tidbits of Okanagan history. Larch Three Hill was the original name of a mountain at the edge of Osoyoos overlooking some of Mission Hill’s top vineyards. The feature is now known as Anarchist Mountain to remember an early settler with politically extreme views.

Reviewed September 20, 2007 by John Schreiner.

The Wine

Winery: Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Larch Tree Hill Riesling
Appellation: Okanagan Valley
Grape: Riesling
Price: 750ml $16.99

Review Date: 9/20/2007

The Reviewer

John Schreiner

John Schreiner has been covering the wines of British Columbia for the past 30 years and has written 10 books on the wines of Canada and BC. He has judged at major competitions and is currently a panel member for the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Wine. Both as a judge and as a wine critic, he approaches each wine not to find fault, but to find excellence. That he now finds the latter more often than the former testifies to the dramatic improvement shown by BC winemaking in the past decade.