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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Reserve Pinot Gris, Okangan Valley BC
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Vintage: 2016
AB: $32.0 + price will vary
BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
Winery: $27.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -329458
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WineDiva's Review

Smoky, golden, spiced.

30% of this wine was fermented in oak, and then it was aged in oak barrel for 8 months.
I'm a huge fan of what Blue Mountain does, consistently, year after year, but I do struggle with this wine. The oak influence feels cumbersome, more in line with a Chardonnay, and I think it overwhelms the Pinot Gris character I was searching for.
However, if you like this style, you can expect rich golden fruits, salted caramel and smoked spice aromas which are echoed on the palate. The mid-palate is soft, but the finish holds the oak; flavours of coriander, toast, lemon peel and brown spice dominate. Good acid overall, and the finish is lengthy.

Recommended Pairings
Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium , Eat your Root Veggies, White Meat Chicken/Pork, French Food

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2017-08-22 11:53:20.0

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