Monday, September 3, 2018

Okanagan Trip, Part XVII, and I'm Cursing the Moon because there wasn't much open!

As I am sure I've mentioned before, the upside to touring the Okanagan in April is the total lack of crowds. The downside, however, is you are often faced with a winery without a ton of wine open, as much of their previous vintages are sold out and the new ones are not yet available. Such was the case during this visit to Moon Curser, where we only got to taste 3 wines that we had not already sampled.

Pitter-patter, let's get at er'....

Moon Curser 2017 Arneis ($22.99)
Despite having been in bottle only a month, this was showing well already. Aromas of citrus, green apple and white flowers. Green apple and lemon dominate the palate with a touch of white plum as well. This needs a bit of time to calm down and for the acidity to balance out, but it will get there. We bought one of these to lay down for a year or so.

Moon Curser 2016 Dolcetto ($24.99)
A lively red that is meant to be consumed young. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and a hint of black cherry. Totally unoaked, the palate presents notes of red berries, almonds and prunes.

Moon Curser 2015 Border Vines ($24.99)
50% Cabernet Sauvignon/39% Malbec/11% Carmenere

This one is always a good value, and this is no exception. Blackberry, eucalyptus and blueberry on the nose. Black fruit dominates the palate, but there is a bit of spice and leather lurking as well. Another one that can be consumed in it's youth. Nice.

Well that was it for this tasting! Next up: Next door, to Nk'Mip!

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