Oak Bay Vineyard 2011 Gewurztraminer - 87pts

Oak Bay Vineyard 2011 Gewurztraminer (Kelowna) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here
Cost: $16.75
Alcohol: 11.8%
Date Tasted: September 25th, 2012

Tasting Notes: The long, cool growing season of 2011 was successful for the naturally low-acid Gewurztraminer grapes allowing them to ripen and develop a nice bite to help balance the off-dry style that Oak Bay Vineyard employs.

The nose is muted, but when given time to warm-up a little, will reveal nice apricot and Asian pear aromas. However, this wine is all about a tasty, crowd-pleasing palate which delivers the fullness we expect from Gewurztraminer, without being overly chewy (thanks, again, to the acidity) and the flavour profile we rely on, spicy and tangy, to pair with our favourite Asian food.

The back label suggests a "classic" Alsatian style, but really this is a true BC "Goo" through and through and that's something to be proud of. Drink 2012-2013.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca

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