Hello wine lovers and happy #wineWednesday! As I write this, I am sitting in beautiful Penticton, B.C. as I am up for my B.C. VQA panel sessions. I brought my family along with me and we have taken advantage of Skaha Lake’s warm water and the Best Western Inn at Penticton‘s outside pool. Yesterday was 40 degrees celsius and today is 38…WOW. The dry heat agrees with me and my bones!
Yesterday, I went to Wild Goose Vineyards located in Okanagan Falls. I have always been a fan of this winery and the Kruger family…they pay close attention to detail and deliver excellent wines to hordes of adoring fans. I did a flight of their white wines in the tasting room overlooking sun soaked vineyards and I was in my happy place.
On deck today for review is Wild Goose Vineyard’s ‘Mystic River’ Gewürztraminer B.C. VQA 2014. In the glass, it is pale lemon in colour and rings in at 13.5% alcohol. On the nose, this is one floral smelling beauty. Loads of rose petal and rose-water on the nose along with lychee, peach, mango and clove. Most lovely. On the palate, the acidity is excellent and mouth-watering. Flavours of rose-water, lychee, pineapple, guava, minerality and peach with a nice, lingering finish. If you could describe a wine as ‘pretty’ this would be that wine.
It is available at the winery for $20.10 and is a great deal for such a nicely complex and balanced wine. I continue to be a fan. I am so happy that I stopped in and am looking forward to trying their on site restaurant – the ‘Smoke & Oak’ Bistro. Next time indeed!
That is it for me this week. I am gearing up for my trip down to Walla Walla, Washington at the end of the month – if you have suggestions for me – please do send them along!