Amulet Red 2018

John Schreiner: "If the British Columbia wine industry handed out packaging awards, a sure winner would be Amulet Wines, a new label just released by winemaker Dwight Sick through Roche Wines of Penticton. Each bottle is emblazoned with ... " (10/28/19)

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Rick VanSickle: "I have always had a soft spot for the wines crafted by Dwight Sick in the Okanagan Valley. The winemaker’s sense of adventure and experimentation with non-traditional B.C. varieties — especially those of the Rhone kind and other Old World  ... " (10/03/19)

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Anthony Gismondi: "Amulet is the latest wine project from winemaker Dwight Sick, something that he's been visualizing for the past 15 years. The Amulet wines are made at Naramata's Roche Wines, and the portfolio, currently one white and one red ... " (10/09/19)

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Icon Scores: "A vibrant, Southern Rhone-inspired blend of 46% Grenache, 28% Syrah and 26% Mouvedre showing youthful aromas of cola, vanilla, sweet black licorice, ripe wild berries and fresh, rich flowers. A similar, mouth-watering palate ... " (10/29/19)

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Peter Vetsch: "When the intrepid Dwight Sick left his longtime position as winemaker at Stags Hollow Winery and took up the same role at the Naramata’s Moraine Winery, he took two things with him:  (1) a trailblazing sense of adventure, forcing ... " (11/06/19)

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Amulet White 2018

John Schreiner: "The wine begins with aromas of stone fruit, honey and spice, leading to flavours of nectarine and apricot mingled with hints of oak. The texture is rich and the finish is dry. I would recommend decanting this wine to let it open fully in the glass ..." (10/28/19)

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Rick VanSickle: "It has a golden hue in the glass with a slight haze and a saline nose of apricot, lemon, peach, grapefruit and honeysuckle. There is a leesy/spicy note on the palate with a complex array of apricot, white pepper, fuzzy peach and lemon all driven by a racy vein of acidity. It’s on the tight side right now and will benefit from some cellaring ... " (10/03/19)

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Anthony Gismondi: " The wine is rich with intense aromatic notes of ripe apricots and peaches. The palate is similar with peppery notes, honeysuckle and a rich, leesy finish. Big, round, and mouth-filing but without any perfume or fatness, leaving it bright and juicy with good balancing freshness ... " (10/09/19)

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Icon Scores: "offering a delicate nose of fresh apricot skins and flesh, canned pears and unpasteurized honey and a mouth-watering, yet, subtly oily palate of Asian pear, white peach, chestnuts, light lime rind and a hint of minerals ... " (10/29/19)

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Peter Vetsch: "An expansive creamy palate is laced throughout with landmines of prickly acidity, scoffing at the flabbiness that can sometimes plague this varietal.  Measured flavours of lemon meringue, wildflower honey, lavender, chalk ... " (11/06/19)

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