Crafted to mimic a New Zealand Style of Sauv Blanc with great grassy and vegetative notes it was a crisp start to our tasting. We followed with Gewurtztraminer from Rustico
a nice dry Alsatian style Gewurtz with a bit of tropical fruit on the nose and a floral finish. The last white was a Chenin Blanc from Inniskillin
This turned out as a real crowd pleaser with soft buttery notes and a nice balance of acid and sweetness.
Before we talk to the reds I should mention that Judy Kingston from Serendipity and Erin Korpisto representing Rustico were both attending to present there little secrets about their wines and I was given the pleasure of presenting for Inniskillin. It adds a lot when the people who know the most about the wine give their stories and answer all the tricky questions Thank you to both of them for their participation.
The reds were a real eclectic mix starting with a Pinot Noir from Judy that is going to cellar forever and get better and better. Followed by Tempranillo from Inniskillin which just proves that the Okanagan can grow damned near anything, try this with Chorizo and Tomato Tortilla. The big finish was the Zinfandel from Rustico, bold fruit and soft tannins my favorite stand alone red, great to drink while the steak is cooking on the BBQ.