Every once in a while a wine comes along and surprises you with its over quality. Church and State's Frizzante Muscat is one such wine, for me. There are very few sparking wines that I enjoy. I let my ginger ale go flat before drinking it.
Winemaker Arnaud Thierry has come trough with a true gem of a wine. Using Muscat grapes from the Brentwood Vineyards (Vancouver Island) and the Black Sage Bench vineyard producing exceptional fruit driven flavours.
The wine does begin with a aroma catching effervescence of tropic fruits. The flavours continue on the palattate, saying "more please"
The wine was served at a gathering of friends. Everone mentioned to me that the wine was extremly good. Everone had a second glass emptying the bottle.
Church and State has two location. The orginal winery opened in Brentwood Bay a few km from Victoria on Vancouver Island. The second location is in the Okanagan near Oliver.
Church and State Fritzzante Muscat
One of the best Sparkling wines I have ever enjoyed. The grapes are grown on Vancouver Island near Victoria and Black Sage Bench. Good aromas of tropical fruit. The acidity is light making for a smooth wine from start to finish. 95
Church and State Marsanne - Coyote Bowl & Bella 2018
A very fine soft patio wine. Featuring a nice golden colour. Starting with the aromas
of fresh apricot, dried orange peel, and
honeycomb, finishing with happy floral notes
Fruity flavours and almond notes on the palate.92
Church and State - Pinot Gris 2017
A perfect summer wine. High lighted by tropical fruits with lemon at the forefront. 90
Church & State - Oliver