Pender Island is about a 10 mile ferry/sailboat/yacht journey across the water from my house on the edge of the Pacific.
So this wine, from Sea Star Winery, is a taste of my local terrior. Sipping it on my own private beach strewn with seashells and seaweed, I can see, hear, and smell the ocean as I look across the waves to its place of origin.
If beauty could be bottled, it would taste like this.
Consistently one of BC’s top rosés, and the 2017 lives up to expectations. Pale salmon hue, slicked with lees and imbued with wild strawberry, raspberry blossoms, crunchy pear, cranberry and a fine lingering pink grapefruit and shimmer of spice. This year’s version is a slight bit more supple on the palate, offsetting the crisp, coastal acidity. This is whole cluster, organic Pender Island pinot noir from both Sea Star’s home estate, and nearby Clam Bay Farm. Perfectly balanced, fresh and food-friendly.
~ 91 PTS., Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine
Sea Star Blanc de Noir 2017, Pender Island, Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada