Enjoy Two Sparkling Wines from Blue Mountain Vineyards for the Holidays

With Christmas just a week away as well as other holidays happening this month, I have been trying to taste as many holiday-worthy wines as possible to pass along to you.  If you like sparkling wine, here are two quality wines from Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars from Okanagan Falls. The 2018 Brut Rosé R.D. is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, while the Gold Label Brut has Pinot Gris added into the blend.  Both wines are made in the Traditional Method.  The Brut was disgorged on August 21, 2019 and the Brut Rosé was recently disgorged on August 2021.  Let me tell you about them.

My Wine Tasting Notes

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars Gold Label Brut (BC $27.90)

Appearance: A medium-plus intensity golden or ripe pear skin colour.
Nose: Medium-intensity aromas of apples and pears.
Palate: Dry, with medium-plus body and flavour intensity.  Bigger crisp bubbles gets creamy soon after being poured in the glass.  Crisp apple and pear flavours.  Light toastiness.  
Finish: Medium-plus length with flavours of apple and apple skin, plus a touch of pepperiness.  Bubbles last to the end.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars Brut and Brut Rosé sparkling wines
Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars Brut and Brut Rosé sparkling wines

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars 2018 Brut Rosé R.D. (BC $39.90)

Appearance: A lighter blend of pink and peach skin colours.
Nose: Medium-intensity aromas of crisp red apple and red fruits.
Palate: Dry, medium-plus body and flavour intensity.  Medium-sized creamy bubble.  Red apple and apple skin on the palate.  A touch of pepperiness.  Medium acidity. Light tannins from the mid-palate to the finish.
Finish: A medium-plus length finishing with mouthwatering acidity and medium-drying tannins.  Red fruit flavours on the finish.  Creamy bubbles last to the end.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Food Pairings

I tasted both of these wines, first on their own, and then with some light food pairings.  I had a mixed plate of grilled pork sausage, Havarti and Triple Cream Brie, nuts, and vegetable spring rolls.  Both wines with their acidity and fresh fruit flavours were excellent accompaniments to these foods.  All had some level of fattiness, excluding the nuts, which the acidity lightened up.  

Where Can I Buy These Wines?

You can order these wines through the Blue Mountain website. The Gold Label Brut is available at select Everything Wine stores.

Author: mywinepal
Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Food also loves wine so I also cover food and wine pairings, restaurant reviews, and world travel. Enjoy life with me. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.