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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Haywire Vintage Bub
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Haywire Vintage Bub 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHaywire's inaugural Vintage Bub is a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir from Secrest Vineyard in Oliver. Even from a warm vintage like 2013, you’d be hard-pressed to guess that the fruit came from so far south. This was on lees for 52 months prior to disgorgement and, though I don’t find it overly autolytic, it’s aging beautifully, combining lemon with baked apple, mushroom, and hazelnut. The soft, creamy mousse gives way to a broad, mouth-filling texture and a decidedly dry finish with vibrant acidity. Well-balanced, it’s a moreish style of sparkling wine that is quite serious. At or near peak for my palate. This has gone up in price since it was last tasted in 2018, but still represents fine value.Tasted: 14 November 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 44.90 winery direct, private wine stores Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirCSPC: 161530UPC: 626990194170