Tasting Pinots at Spearhead Winery

Do you love Pinot Noir and Chardonnay?  If you have not tried the wines from Spearhead Winery in Kelowna, you should.  Top quality award-winning wines.  I stopped by the winery to have a casual tasting outside.  I went through their four Pinot Noirs, one Pinot Gris, and two Riesling.  No Chardonnay today, but I recently reviewed both wines on mywinepal.com telling everyone that these wines will win Gold medals at upcoming wine competitions and I was 100% correct.  Buy their Chardonnay if you can. 

As I mentioned I tasted the wines below outside on their patio.  I do not know how long the wines were opened, so they could have no, short, or long decant.  Enjoy.

My Wine Tasting Notes

Spearhead Winery Pinot Gris 2021 – Medium lemon colour.  Medium intensity juicy stone fruit and white flower aromas. Medium body, off-dry with a round soft mouthfeel.  Light acidity.  Juicy stone fruit flavours. 4 out of 5 stars

Spearhead Winery Riesling 2021 – Medium lemon colour.  Light citrus, petrol and green melon aroma.  Medium body, lean but thicker mouth feel.  Off-dry.  Fresh stone fruits and green fruit flavour.  Finishes dry. 4 out of 5 stars

Spearhead Winery award winning wines

Spearhead Winery award winning wines

Spearhead Winery Coyote Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020 – Medium intensity translucent garnet colour.  Beautiful aromas showing floral, juicy red berries and red cherries, raspberries and crisp red apples.  Light body, and acidity.  |Bright crisp flaouvrs.  Crunchy red berries, raspberries and light oak and cinnamon flavours. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Spearhead Winery Saddle Block Pinot Noir 2020 – their home vineyard.  Deeper garnet colour.  Light aromas of raspberries, red berries, and cherries.  Medium-minus body, quite tart red fruit, raspberry flavours and a touch of candied red fruits.  Medium-plus acidity and lower tannins. The wine softens on the mid-palate.  Light pepperiness and red cherries on the finish. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Spearhead Winery Golden Retreat Pinot Noir 2020 – grapes from Summerland which has a warmer climate than their home vineyard.  Medium translucent garnet colour.  Light red cherry aroma.  Light body with medium-plus acidity and light tannins.  Tart red fruit, red cherries and touches of vanilla and baby powder flavours.  Nervy acidity.  Some drying tannins but mostly tart red fruits on the finish. 4 out of 5 stars

Spearhead Winery Cuvee Pinot Noir 2020 – Medium clear garnet colour.  Light nutmeg, red fruit, vanilla, and raspberry nose.  Light body with bright acidity and light tannins.  Mineral.  Candied red berries, red liquorice, violets, and blueberry flavours.  Pair with duck breast. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Botrytis Affected Late Harvest Riesling 2020 – Pale lemon colour.  Light, nice marmalade and apricot aromas.  Medium body, soft and round with a thick mouthfeel.  Stone fruits and some dried stone fruit flavours.  Light flavours.  A delicate Late Harvest wine. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Where Can I Buy These Wines?

These wines can be purchased through the Spearhead Winery website.  Everything Wine carries Spearhead’s wines. The Pinot Noir Cuvee is available at JAK’s. Their Pinot Gris is available at BC Liquor stores.

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