“En Famille” Reserve Gewurztraminer 2015 Reviews

92 points– John Schreiner– John Schreiner on Wine – October 2017

The model for this wine was an Alsace Grand Cru; and the wine is very well executed. It begins with intense aromas of lychee and spice, leading equally intense flavours of lychee and quince set against an unctuous texture. The wine is exquisitely balanced with 10 grams of residual sugar against 5.4 grams of acid. The 13.5% alcohol enhances the richness of the wine.

93 points – Tony Aspler – September 2017

Bright, medium straw colour; rose water and lychee nose; full-bodied, just off-dry, opulent, exotic cardamom, Turkish Delight flavour, well-balanced, elegant and lingering. The best Gewurz I’ve tasted form BC.

92 points – Beppi Crosariol – The Globe and Mail – September 2017

Opulent in texture and lavish in flavour, this white calls to mind the more serious gewürztraminers of Alsace, the grape’s spiritual homeland. As for the flavours, here’s a list: tinned apricot, lychee, white table grapes coated in honey, fresh ginger, plus the classic gewürztraminer floral note of rose petals. Excellent balance and freshness for a low-acid grape.

Kurtis Kolt – The Georgia Straight – March 2017

There’s so much intensity and purity of fruit with this wine, it’s almost like a Gewürztraminer reduction. It has all the attributes we expect from the variety; all of the litchi, rosewater, and ginger are present and opulent, with a nice dusting of sage to balance things out. The grape can make for soft or flabby wines from time to time, but the acid and structure here are right on point.