At the tasting bar... Friday August 16, 2019 - Pinot Noirs in the Valley
Weekend Wine Tasting
At our free tasting bar every Friday & Saturday we host winery owners, winemakers, winery agent and our wine experts are on hand to sample you 4-6 wine to try before you buy. Tasting bar hours are from 330pm - 630pm .
Here is what we are tasting....
Friday August 16, 2019
Pinot Noir Along the Valley
Led by Swirl Wine Experts
Ex Nihilo Pinot Noir 2017 $46.99 – Lake Country
Lovely ripe cherry aromas are sprinkled with strawberry, violets and coffee. The satin palate is well balanced with dark spice on the finish. After whole berry fermentation the wine was aged 9 months in a combination of French and American Oak. The Result is a wine with a gorgeous texture that will please the Pinot Noir enthusiast. Drink now through 2018.
Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 $32.99 – West Kelowna
A charming classic, our Reserve Pinot Noir delights with layers of red fruit and brambleberry. Delicate tannins, savoury notes and a subtle hint of herbal spice deliver a complex wine that is sure to enchant.
Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2014 $39.99 - Summerland
Fermented in small batches, manually punched down, and handled minimally, this wine was aged in concrete tanks for an additional 12 months gaining texture and complexity. Classic aromas of wild berries, barnyard, and herbs dominate this savoury yet fresh Pinot Noir. Concrete aging has added a lush texture of sweet red fruits balanced beautifully with juicy mouth-watering acidity.
Therapy Pinot Noir 2017 $24.99 – Naramata
Light cherry in colour, this wine is launched with aromatics reminiscent of spice, cloves, vanilla and red currants on the nose. Layered on the palate is toasty oak, red fruit and vanilla with focus towards the soft tea like tannins and toasty complexity. The finish is smooth and textured with lots of red fruit, which leads to a wine that can be drank now or aged for a couple more years.
Noble Ridge Pinot Noir 2016 $34.99 – Okanagan Falls
This reserve pinot noir comes off the Noble Ridge home vineyard in Okanagan Falls planted to four clones. It was cold soaked for five days before a warmer ferment and 14 months in French oak (20 percent new). Highly perfumed, with whiffs of iris, violets and roses, this has a soft entry to a palate of ripe cherries, raspberries and plums, before a quick grip of fine, strident tannins that squeezes out the warming finish