Saturday, May 24, 2014

the Monks are only Gray when the wine is done

One of our favorite BC wineries, Gray Monk, was down at Sardis Park VQA for a tasting yesterday. The results:

Gray Monk Estate 2013 Pinot Gris ($18)

Fresh and lively, with herbal notes intermingling with the fruit on the nose and palate. Slightly off-dry, with peaches coming through on the palate. Lovely and will undoubtedly improve with a little more bottle time. 84.

Gray Monk Estate 2012 Pinot Auxerrois ($17)

I've previously enjoyed and reviewed this, here.

Gray Monk Estate 2011 Riesling ($18)

Fresh with lots of minerality and fruit on the nose and palate. A touch of lemon on the beautiful finish. A top notch BC Riesling. 84.

Gray Monk Estate 2012 Pinot Noir ($18)

Made in the Burgundy style, very light and fruity with a decent amount of spice on the finish. Would likely improve with a year or two in your cellar. 82.

Gray Monk 2009 Odyssey Meritage ($35)

Merlot dominated, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to round out. Very full bodied with lots of blackberry and cherry flavors. From grapes grown in the South Okanagan Valley; 2009 was a great year, and this wine shows that. 88.

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