Friday, September 29, 2017

Okanagan Trip, Part Ten, as we continue The Chase for great wines!

The newest winery we visited on this trip, The Chase opened it's doors in May. Like a lot of wineries these days, they opened up a beautiful tasting room and a lovely little bistro. They are so new, their website is just a splash page with a link to the bistro menu; they'll have to get that going soon.

My beautiful wife, in front of a wall of The Chase wine

They had only 4 wines open for us to taste, so let's get right to it.

The Chase 2016 Riesling ($20.00)

 Aromas of lemon, lime, green apple and ample minerality. The palate is all about citrus, citrus, citrus. 88.

The Chase 2016 Pinot Gris ($20.00)

Intriguing nose of red apple, orchard fruit and pear. The apple and pear continue through to the palate, where a touch of spice joins them on the finish. This is lovely; in fact, we enjoyed one just last night. 90.

The Chase 2016 Gewurztraminer ($20.00)

White flowers, red roses and lychee on the nose. Tropical fruit, particularly guava, dominate the palate, but there are some hints of lychee and spice as well. 88.

The Chase 2016 Rosé ($20.00)

100% Pinot Noir, made in the traditional Saignée style. Ripe red strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb on the nose. The palate is juicy and fruit forward with hints of strawberry and raspberry jam. A hint of spice on the finish. Very dry, and very good. 90.

They also count a Chardonnay and a Gruner Veltliner among their portfolio, but they were not available for tasting. A pretty darn solid effort for a brand new winery, and the smells coming out of their pizza oven were intoxicating. We'll have to stop by for lunch on our next trip up here.

Next up: Across the street, quite literally, to another winery we had never visited, Intrigue!!

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