One of our favorite BC wineries, Gray Monk, was down at Sardis Park VQA for a tasting yesterday. The results:
Gray Monk Estate 2013 Pinot Gris ($18)
Fresh and lively, with herbal notes intermingling with the fruit on the nose and palate. Slightly off-dry, with peaches coming through on the palate. Lovely and will undoubtedly improve with a little more bottle time. 84.
Gray Monk Estate 2012 Pinot Auxerrois ($17)
I've previously enjoyed and reviewed this, here.
Gray Monk Estate 2011 Riesling ($18)
Fresh with lots of minerality and fruit on the nose and palate. A touch of lemon on the beautiful finish. A top notch BC Riesling. 84.
Gray Monk Estate 2012 Pinot Noir ($18)
Made in the Burgundy style, very light and fruity with a decent amount of spice on the finish. Would likely improve with a year or two in your cellar. 82.
Gray Monk 2009 Odyssey Meritage ($35)
Merlot dominated, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to round out. Very full bodied with lots of blackberry and cherry flavors. From grapes grown in the South Okanagan Valley; 2009 was a great year, and this wine shows that. 88.