Singletree Winery is one of our local Fraser Valley wineries that you may not have heard of, but have been around since 2010. I’ve been writing about them for a few years now. The winery and main vineyard are in the Abbotsford area, but in 2018 they also acquired vineyard land in the Naramata Bench which allows them to expand the varietal grape wines they offer.
My Tasting Notes
Today I am tasting their Singletree Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2018, which has grapes from their Fraser Valley vineyard. This wine is medium-plus bright lemon colour. It has a medium intensity nose showing tropical fruit, overripe pears marmalade and bramble leaf, and a hint of jalapeno pepper. The wine is dry, with a medium-plus body and quite high acidity. You also get a light acidic prickle on your tongue. The wine has pronounced citrus flavour along with tropical fruit, white flowers, and a touch of peaches and pears. There is also a fairly strong salty mineral component to this wine which is interesting to me. It has a longer length finishing with citrus and light pepperiness, followed by guava and jalapeno pepper. I think this wine with its high acidity will be quite interesting with a few years of age.
As I do with all wines I review, I let this wine decant overnight in my wine storage unit and then re-tasted the wine. There were no significant changes in aroma. As I thought, the acidity till lessen a bit and the wine became a little more round. There was more of a bramble leaf flavour to start and marmalade to finish. If you are going to drink this wine soon after you buy it, I’d recommend giving it a little bit of time to decant, otherwise, I think with this higher level of acidity that this wine can age 2-3 years and become quite interesting to taste. Yes, you can age Sauvignon Blanc a bit and still enjoy its flavours.
Rating: A Sauvignon Blanc with a real mix of tropical fruit, peaches, pears and citrus aromas and flavours, along with a touch of marmalade. This wine has very high acidity so decant it before enjoying it with food, or buy a few bottles and age it 2-3 years to lessen the acidity and let the flavours evolve.
Where Can I Buy This Wine?
You can purchase their wines via their website. Or, you can drive out to the winery in Abbotsford on a weekend to purchase their wine.