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John Schreiner
September 14, 2023 | John Schreiner

John Schreiner on wine - 'Moon Curser's intriguing portfolio', 13 wines rated 90+ points

"Moon Curser Vineyards takes pride in growing grape varietals not common elsewhere in British Columbia. “We believe that the main reason they thrive in our Osoyoos vineyards is their location in what is the southernmost, hottest and sunniest place in all of the Okanagan,” the winery has written. As a consequence, Moon Curser’s wine portfolio is one of the most interesting and exciting in British Columbia. It includes Italian varietals Arneis and Dolcetto; Rhone varietals Roussanne, Marsanne and Syrah; a Portuguese grape, Touriga Nacional; a Spanish red, Tempranillo; and two reds grown primarily in South America, Tannat and Carménère. The winery grows neither Chardonnay nor Pinot Gris. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes in its vineyards usually are components in blends."

Overview of John's ratings:

94 points

Moon Curser Contraband Syrah 2021

93 points

Moon Curser Dead of Night 2021
Moon Curser Petit Verdot 2021
Moon Curser Carménère 2021
Moon Curser Viognier 2022
Moon Curser Touriga Nacional 2021

92 points

Moon Curser Border Vines 2021
Moon Curser Arneis 2022
Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2022
Moon Curser Tempranillo 2021
Moon Curser Malbec 2021
Moon Curser Syrah 2021 

90 points 

Moon Curser Eclipse 2021

View full wine reviews and article by John Schreiner - "Moon Curser's intriguing portfolio".


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