BC makes a fresh orchard fruit flavoured Pinot Gris, with good acidity, which works well with appetizers as well as main courses. I received a bottle of Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris 2019 to review for you. The grapes for this wine come from their Switchback organic and biodynamic vineyard in Summerland.
My Wine Tasting Notes
Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris 2019 ($26.90)
Nose: A medium intensity nose with ripe and roasted pears, stoniness and with some air, a touch of apricot aroma. The same aromas with decanting plus some toastiness and a hint of honey.
Palate: Dry, medium body, round with a thicker, creamy mouthfeel. The wine starts off with a medium intensity acidic prickle that transitions to pepperiness to the finish. Roasted and ripe pear flavour, and a touch of apricot toward the finish. You also get an ever-present stoniness on the palate. The acidic prickle is a little lighter with decanting and you get touches of honey and toast along with the fruit flavours.
Finish: A medium-plus length that finishes with ripe pears and pepperiness, a touch of apricot, and then a touch of honey with swirling.
This wine gets a little more complex with decanting and lighter acidity. The longer the decant, the more the fruit flavours become stronger.
Rating: – with decanting. A deeper lemon colour. Medium intensity ripe pears, stony, and toasty aromas. Medium-plus body, dry, creamy mouthfeel along with a medium acidic prickle. Ripe pears, some apricots, stoniness and toastiness on the palate. Taste the Okanagan.
Where Can I Buy This Wine?
You can purchase this wine on the Okanagan Crush Pad website.
The 2018 vintage is listed at the Swirl Wine Store, but the 2019 vintage could be there already or there very soon.
This wine may be at other local wine shops, but you need to ask.