Elephant Island Cherry Wine

5 May

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Elephant Island Orchard Winescherry
Cherry 2006
Naramata Bench, BC
$16, Winery Direct

Brick-cherry red in the glass. The nose is somewhat austere, with dried red berry, leather, earth and spice. The cherries come through more on the palate, which is rich and just off-dry with strawberry preserve, black cherry, cola and mint. A very pleasant wine that would be well-suited to slightly spicy bean-based dishes, Mediterranean tapas or pork tenderloin. Elephant Island’s Bordeaux-trained winemaker, Christine Leroux, makes fine “traditional” wines from fruit other than grapes. 88 points – Great value

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