Thursday, October 10, 2013

Okanagan Trip Part III - Sperling Vineyards

Down the road we go to Sperling Vineyards. I've tasted (and enjoyed) a few of their wines in the past but was looking forward to getting a taste of a fuller portfolio. Some hits and misses.

No tasting fee.

2012 Pinot Gris

Very acidic, and VERY dry. Probably an excellent choice if you like those kinds of Pinot Gris'. Not my thing.

Rating: 69

2010 Riesling Old Vines

Not as dry as some BC Rieslings but a very sharp taste of Granny Smith apple, finishing with some minerality.

Rating: 74

2012 The Market White (previously reviewed in this blog)

 It's a blend of Pinot Blanc, Bacchus and Gew├╝rztraminer. Off-dry but not sweet, it is crisp and clean with apple and coconut undertones.

Rating: 80

2009 Old Vines Foch

Jammy on the nose, rustic and earthy on the palate.

Rating: 71

2011 Pinot Noir

Aromas of cherry and blackberry greet your nose. This is their inaugural release of Pinot Noir and it needs some time, but there is promise here.

Rating: 76

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