Friday, May 19, 2017

Okanagan Trip, Part 9, and we walk a real Tightrope here....

Yes, I admit, that pun sucked.

SOOOOOO, you may remember a while ago I told you that I had joined the Okanagan Wine Club.

You don't remember? Or you missed the blog post the first time? Well, what the Hell is the matter with you?!?!?

Sigh. OK you can  get a refresher here.

So the first pack I bought (went half/half with a friend) was from Tightrope. Was impressed enough with what I had tasted that we decided to head up there while in the area and see what else they had to taste.

Oh, and the last wine from my wine pack that I had not yet reviewed was this one:

Tightrope 2015 Tip-Toe ($19.05)

Blend of Gew├╝rztraminer, Riesling, Viognier and Chardonnay

Pretty nose of white flowers, lychee and peach with a hint of spice. Lychee, ginger, orchard fruits and just a touch of spice on the palate. Slightly off dry and really tasty. Nice pairing with just about anything or a day on the patio. 89.



At the winery, we were able to taste these as well:


Tightrope 2016 Pinot Gris ($22.00)

Fruit forward and juicy with notes of pear and green apple on the nose, with a dominate palate of pear and just the right amount of minerality. 88.







Tightrope 2016 Ros├ę ($22.00)

A blend of Pinot Noir and Barbera. Barbera??? Not a grape you see much in BC.

Pleasing aromas of strawberry, rhubarb and orange rind. Strawberry and grapefruit on the palate with just a hint of spice. Very dry but tasty for the patio. 88.






Tightrope 2015 Merlot ($24.26)

Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, plum and dark cherry. Red cherry, leather, mocha, oak and some vanilla on the palate. Juicy and a lovely long finish. 89.





Unfortunately that was all they had open for us to taste today, but all good stuff and a pleasant experience in their very nice tasting room.

Next up: our friend goes to pick up her wine club case at Black Widow, and I guess as long as we are there we might as well taste the new vintages! I mean, we are already there, right...????

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