Wednesday we head to the Okanagan for a great week of food and wine. And so, so, so much wine. So much.
So this will be my last blog post for a week and half or so, but I promise my loyal readers that I'll more than make up for it when I get back. We are visiting some wineries that we visited last year, some that we haven't visited for 3 years, and some that we've never visited. Oh, and the Nota Bene Release Party at Black Hills, as well. Can't wait!
The first winery we visit on Wednesday will be Gray Monk - we have lunch reservations there - so it seems fitting that I am currently drinking a 2013 Kerner as I type this entry.
So what are we talking about tonight? A couple nice bottles consumed in the past week or so that I haven't previously reported on. We'll start with a nicely aged beauty.
Le Vieux Pin 2008 Syrah ($50ish)
This came to us in our spring club offering; nice to get something already aged! The nose on this one is incredible! Blackberries, toasty oak, cedar and smoke. The berries come through on the palate, with a little bit of chewy meat and leather. Absolutely beautiful. 93.
Hartford Court 2012 Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay ($65.00 USD from winery)
After last week's incredible experience with this winery's other Chardonnay (read about it here if you missed it), we knew that this one was probably going to have a tough act to follow. That turned out to be true, but on it's own merits, it was still lovely.
An expressive nose of nectarine, orange, pears and a hint of butter. Nectarine, apple and a touch of butter on the palate. Finishes smooth and long. 90.