Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pinot Perfection?

No doubt a "perfect pinot" would normally be seen to be a Burgundy Grand Cru - no doubt worth well over our fortnightly wine budget, if not more. So why not look at a blend of three of BC's highly regarded varietals?

112. 2005 See Ya Later Ranch Pinot 3 (VQA - Okanagan)

Of course, referring to this wine as "perfection" isn't likely to be taken as anything more than hyperbole (and then some), but it was a fine little wine for summer drinking and a chicken caesar salad.

It's a blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir in almost equal proportions and it's not exactly a commonly seen blend in the major production areas around the world. It does, however, take grapes that BC is becoming known for and produces a wine that tries to give a little more with its sum than it might by its individual parts.

It'd be interesting to try all three grapes as straight varietals and then sip on this as a blend. And it'd be a quick way to add a number of bottles to The List all at once.

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