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Rare Bird Pinot Gris, 2017

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2017 Okanagan Valley 750 mL ,13.2% ALC/VOL

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Pinot Gris

Critic's Rating89 pts


This reserve bottling of Pinot Gris really ‘struts its stuff’ with a classic aroma of peach, melon, floral, apple, pear and a hint of wet stone. This is a medium-bodied, slightly rich wine with a round mouth-feel and just enough acidity to refresh, along with flavours of melon and peach. Spicy melon flavours linger on the almost creamy finish. Drink while young and fresh.

A terrific Pinot Gris that is right at home with slightly rich food items. Serve not overly chilled with crab cakes and a mayo dipping sauce; pork tenderloin in a brandy cream sauce; butternut squash soup with toasted almonds; smoked salmon cream cheese pinwheels; sweet potato ravioli with toasted walnut, butter and sage sauce; linguini with shrimp in a garlic cream sauce; leek and mushroom quiche.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

89 pts

- Tony Aspler

Connoisseur Note(s):


  • Silver - 2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2019.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: VQA Okanagan Valley, BC
Vineyard: Hollenbach Vineyard and Hidden Terrace Vineyard in the Okanagan Valley
Cases Produced: 273


Appearance: Pale straw in colour.
Nose: Slightly reductive peach pit and lemon zest bouquet.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, peach and pear flavours with fresh citrus acidity. Good length on the palate.
Quality: Very Good+. Drink now.


Food Pairing: Pork and vegetable empañadas, grilled sesame-ginger salmon, pork chops with apple sauce, spicy chicken tacos, almond-crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs.

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