SpierHead Winery 2010 Pursuit - 89pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Production: 375 cases
Date Tasted: November 10th, 2012
Tasting Notes: This is a new wine for East Kelowna's SpierHead Winery which sees a second Bordeaux inspired blend added to its portfolio. An assemblage of 57% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc, the Pursuit seems to be after a pleasing balance of juicy, dark berry fruit and meaty, menthol cigarette flavours supported by a savoury spine of charred oak and fresh acidity. Lively, relatively light and engaging, this wine fulfills its aim admirably. Will hold for a few years, but best enjoyed in its youth as you're waiting for the winery's slightly more tannic and full(er)-bodied Vanguard to mature. Drink 2012-2013.
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