Saturday, June 3, 2017

The penultimate stop in this Okanagan wine tour takes us back to Ruby Blues

Our third visit to this winery where the tasting fee is a smile. Yes, just a smile.

Generally I'd rather pay $4 but whatever. I guess I'm just a curmudgeon. :)

We are always warmly greeted and the staff here is universally excellent. They aren't huge, but they know how to take care of customers.

Ruby Blues doesn't have a huge portfolio but what they do have is very tasty. To wit:

Ruby Blues 2016 Pinot Gris ($20.00)

White flowers and pear dominate the nose. Pear, apple and citrus on the palate which features a pleasing mouthfeel. 89.

Ruby Blues 2016 Viognier ($25.00)

White flowers, peaches, nectarines and tropical fruit on the nose. The tropical fruit and stone fruit linger on the palate. Juicy and really delicious. 90.

Ruby Blues 2015 Gewurztraminer ($20.00)

Aromas of lychee, rose petals, tropical fruit and a hint of spice. Pineapple and lychee are the flavors in this juicy and long finishing beauty. 90.

Ruby Blues 2016 White Stiletto ($20.00)

A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Muscat.

Orchard fruit, lychee, and a touch of spice on the nose and the palate. Well balanced acidity. A perfect patio sipper and a real bargain. 90.

I could have sworn I tasted at least one red as well but I didn't make any notes to support that theory so that's it for now. We left here with a few bottles of terrific wine as usual.

Next up: I'm going to finish up this Okanagan trip blog, and it's a long one as we tasted a lot of wine at our last stop of the trip: Mt. Boucherie!

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