Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Okanagan Trip, Part Six

We continue on our tour down to St. Hubertus, a winery I had never visited and was not that familiar with. We were greeted with a medium sized, very pleasant tasting room and excellent staff.

No tasting fee.

They release wines under two banners: St. Hubertus (unoaked) and Oak Bay (oaked). Of course it would be funnier if they released the unoaked ones under Oak Bay, but they are a winery, and not a comedy troupe.

2012 St. Hubertus Dry Riesling

When you put "Dry Riesling" in the title you have probably lost me, and this is a classic BC Riesling; very dry, very tart, with lots of citrus and green apple flavors.

Rating: 74

2011 Oak Bay Gew├╝rztraminer

Done in the classic Alsatian style, you get the classic floral petals on the nose with a beautiful slightly off-dry fruity palate. Very nice and an excellent bargain at $16.75.

Rating: 82

2010 St. Hubertus Goddess

Made by women for women....but they let me taste it anyway. It's pleasant; fruity and fresh, with a touch of sweetness and minerality for balance.

Rating: 80

2011 Oak Bay Pinot Noir

Medium bodied and very fruit forward, this was our favorite red wine to this point on our tour. Plums and cherries dance across your palate with just a hint of tobacco and spicy. An excellent value at under $20.

Rating: 85

2010 Oak Bay Reserve Meritage

Well this is the first time I had this problem this trip, I can't read my notes on this wine. I see "fruity" and a bunch of scribbling. Anyway, I obviously liked it, given the score.

Rating: 83

We were quite impressed overall, and went home with a bottle of Gew├╝rztraminer and Pinot Noir. We will be sure to visit again on our next trip to Kelowna.

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