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Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Pinot Gristext

Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Pinot Gris 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBlue Mountain has taken its pinot gris to another level with the outstanding 2020 vintage, benefiting from 34 year-old vines. There's still the juicy Okanagan orchard fruit of previous vintages, but there's so much more here. This vintage is bolstered by lifted florals, honey, smoky lees, and just the right amount of spicy oak from aging in a combination of stainless steel, foudre, and puncheons. There's also a notch more ripeness here than I recall from past vintages, giving some additional weight to make it all work. I found myself continually going back to my glass as I was tasting this, and it's only going to get better over the next 2-3 years as the components more seamlessly integrate. An absolute steal at $25.Tasted: 28 July 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.90 winery online/direct AB 26.85 J Webb Wine Merchants Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 329458UPC: 626452201200