Van Westen Vineyards 2008 Vino Grigio - 88pts
Availability: Direct from winery. Private wine shops.
Production: 333 cases
Date Tasted: April 17th, 2010
Tasting Notes: This is Pinot Gris made in an Italian Pinot Grigio style, which is to say un-oaked and full of fruit intensity. Aromas and flavours of melons, orchard fruits and river stones with tropical fruit characters and acidity.
You can taste the Naramata Bench soils in this fully estate-grown wine. When drinking it you can easily imagine a beautiful, hot Okanagan summer day sitting on a sunny deck overlooking the lake. If you've never been to the Okanagan Valley, then find any scorching porch and pop-open a bottle of this wine for a virtual vacation.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2010