Saturday, September 7, 2013

All Canadian Gold, Part II

The second of back-to-back tastings at Sardis Park VQA featuring All-Canadian Gold medal winners. Let's get right to the action:

See Ya Later 2011 Riesling

Yeast and citrus greet your nose, finishing crisp and dry on your palate. I've gone on ad nauseum about BC Rieslings not being my thing, and this is no different, but it's not bad, and a nice price point at $16.99.

Rating: 4.5/10

Hillside 2012 Gew├╝rztraminer

Honeysuckle and citrus on the nose, and a very intriguing mix of citrus, kiwi and a kiss of ginger greet your palate. At $18.99 it's priced reasonably and if you like ginger like I do, this is a very different and attractive option for Gew├╝rztraminer lovers.

Rating: 6/10

See Ya Later 2010 Pinot Noir $22.00

Fruity and dry, hints of strawberry, cherry and blueberry. Tannins are strong as is the acidity. Far from a great Pinot.

Rating: 4/10

Moraine 2012 Cliffhanger

A blend of Merlot and Malbec, your nose will welcome hints of cherry, chocolate and raspberry. The slightest hint of chocolate prevails on your palate, joined by blackberry and other red fruits. Currently on sale for about $17, and at that price, it's a steal. Very intriguing.

Rating: 6.5/10

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