Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Okanagan Trip - Part 2 - Is there a Knight in Shining Armor?

The next stop on our winery tour takes us to Camelot Vineyards. We were immediately greeted by this lovely fellow who seemed eager to greet us to his home.

They charged us a tasting fee of $3, which was (I believe) refunded on our purchase.

2011 Chardonnay

Mildly buttery and smooth, fruity and refreshing. A nice entry level ($25) Chardonnay for those of us who like their Chardonnay oaked, but not heavily so.

Rating: 80

2011 Pinot Gris

Very dry and very tart; done in the Alsatian style of Pinot Gris. Strong notes of lemon peel.

Rating: 70

2011 Gew├╝rztraminer

Beautiful aroma of orange blossoms on the nose; off dry and lovely. A long lingering finish.

We picked up a bottle of this; note: if you like very dry Gew├╝rztraminers, their 2010 vintage was much drier, we were told.

Rating: 83

2010 Pinot Noir

Notes of cherry and raspberry greet your nose, before giving way to a light and airy Pinot.

Rating: 72

2010 Merlot

Hints of black plums and cherries. Tannins are very firm, suggesting this one needs quite a bit more time in the bottle to open up.

Rating: 71

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