Spierhead gets it right!


Spierhead, Chardonnay, Gentleman Farmer Vineyard, 2012, Kelowna VQA, BC
Classic Kiwi take on this Chardonnay; gala apple, ripe pear, melon nose with telltale signs of toasty, vanilla spice via the kiss of French oak. Deft touch on this single vineyard offering, beautiful balance of oak and fruit. 89 points.

Spierhead, Pinot Gris, 2013, Kelowna VQA, BC
Pinot Gris is getting better and better as Okanagan vineyards mature and this Spierhead is no exception. Citrus, a melange of orchard fruit and apple peel lead to a tangy granny smith apple taste on the palate.
Nice balance between fruit and acidity and quite a long finish for a Gris. Try with a cheese fondue for maximum impact. 88 points.

Spierhead, Pinot Noir, Kelowna VQA, BC
Burgundy on a budget, this Pinot has all the hallmarks of a Burgundy Premier Cru. Earthy, chalky, with plenty of raspberry, cranberry and redcurrant fruit. A warm dose of vanilla and toast on the palate, well balanced and just darn delicious. 89 points.


Haywire send best wishes for a Happy Lunar New Year

Haywire, Lunar New Year White 2013, Summerland VQA, BC
Hip blend of Chard, Gewürztraminer and a wise splash of Viognier that adds body via the lemon oil character of this grape. Touch off dry with tangerine, floral, tropical fruit and honey aromas. Medium bodied with a creamy follow through, a happy addition to any occasion. 87 points.

Haywire, Lunar New Year, Red, 2012, Summerland VQA, BC
Gamay Noir meets Syrah! An interesting combo highlighting, cherry, blackcurrant leaf, clove and a dusting of pepper. Seriously easy drinking with low acids and tannins this wine is sure to be a party pleaser this season. 87 points.