Nyarai Cellars 2020 Field Blender’s White is a blend of Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay Musqué, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Gewurztraminer. It has the composition to be an easy drinking and simple wine. 106 cases were made by virtual winemaker Steve Byfield who uses the facilities of West Avenue Cider House in Freelton, Ontario to vint his wines.
The price for the wine is $17.95 making it in the affordable category.
It has a light gold colour. On the nose it is a blend that is “seamless” making it difficult to pinpoint the “participating grapes”. There is apple, peach, pear, honey and tangerine. At best the honey might be indicative of the Vidal and some Viognier and the peach Gewurztraminer. The apple and pear might point to Chardonnay. Too bad the blend percentages are not on the label but guessing can be part of the fun.
On the palate yowsers apricot and peach laser beams zipping all over the place! Juicy Flemish pear too. It is smooth and at one point on the palate it seems creamy. Short finish. Although this will sip well Vidal has a tendency at times to be a bit boring so my preference would be to pair with food. The wine is pleading for some artichoke dish or very simply prepared roast or grilled chicken. Baked butternut squash cooked in a honey, olive oil and scissored hot chili peppers would work well!
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(Nyarai Cellars 2020 Field Blender’s White, Product of Canada, $17.95, 750 mL, 12.5%, RKS Wine Rating 86/100).