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Cipes Ariel, 2000

Shipped and sold by Summerhill Pyramid Winery

2000 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 12% ALC/VOL
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot Noir
Critic's Rating 95 pts
100 % of 100

60% Organic Pinot Noir, 38% Organic Chardonnay, 2% Organic Pinot Meunier

Tasting Notes: Fresh and vibrant primary fruit among the rich, mature, aged character. Creamy lemon custard, warm brioche, candied orange, lemon zest, ripe apple, dried apricot, walnut, and ginger on the palate. This complexity, creaminess and opulent mouthfeel can only come with extended sur lie bottle aging.

Food Pairing: Notes A beautiful accompaniment to baked oysters, Dungeness crab, and goat cheese in phyllo pastry.

Vineyard Notes: Estate grown at Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna, BC. The grapes were picked with a long sur lie bottle aging period envisioned. Situated in the North Okanagan with WNW facing slopes on ancient limestone rich lake bottom silt soil, this vineyard is especially suited to growing grapes for traditional method sparkling wine, and this wine is a testament to the outstanding and unique growing conditions of the site.

Winemaker Notes: Crafted with care in the traditional method. This wine was aged 17.5 years in bottle on the lees before disgorgement in small batches began in September, 2019.

Critic's Rating


"This is a really, really good wine. 95 points."

- Stephen Spurrier, Consultant Editor, Decanter Magazine; Organizer, Judgement of Paris 1976

- Stephen Spurrier
  • British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2020, Gold Medal British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2020, Gold Medal
  • Connoisseur Note(s):

    93 points - 2020 Wine Align Guide to Canada's Best Wines, Gold Medal - 2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
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