SpierHead Winery 2011 Pursuit (East Kelowna) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Production: 490 cases
Date Tasted: November 20th, 2013
Tasting Notes: SpierHead's Pursuit succeeds as a tasty, well-balanced, drink-now, Bordeaux-inspired blend of 48% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Delivering a consistent and pleasing, easy-drinking medley of juicy, dark fruit, meaty, menthol smoke and charred oak aromas and flavours through to a dark chocolate and light spice-infused finish. 'Medium'... everything, creates a mild-mannered drinking experience from the pliable tannins to the fluid, vibrant texture.
A great party wine for the upcoming festive season with enough complexity to keep your senses attuned and enough simplicity to pair well with many foods and not distract you from any engaging conversation. Drink now-2015.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013 IconWines.ca
On a side note: The Pursuit is now, appropriately, sealed with a Stelvin cap for the 2011 vintage which will help preserve the overall freshness of the wine and provide worry-free opening.