SpierHead 2010 Vanguard – Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
The top Bordeaux variety blend in the SpierHead lineup has intense aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and ripe black cherry overlaying lots of chocolatey oak and savoury dried herbal notes. The palate nicely balances richness with supple tannins, refreshing acidity, and more ripe berry and dried black fruits along with a dusty cocoa note on the long finish.
SpierHead 2012 Riesling – Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
This is a steely, intensely flavoured riesling with just enough residual sugar to balance the bracing acidity. The nose shows lime, green apple, lemon, and a touch of lanolin. The racy, zippy palate has more lemon and lime, a hint of nectarine and some mineral notes on the long, intense finish.
SpierHead 2011 Pinot Noir – Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
The 2011 follows along nicely from the enormously successful 2010 vintage pinot noir. The nose is medium intensity with cherry, orange zest, earth, white chocolate, tart red berries, lots of baking spice, hazelnut, butter, and subtle oak. The palate is equally complex with a light body, light silky tannins, and lots of fresh red berry fruit with some burlap, pipe tobacco, and charred meat notes.