91 points – Tim Pawsey – Quench Magazine – November 2017
Pinot Noir (75%) from Hollenbach, Penticton and Gamay (25%) from St Hubertus, Kelowna Mission combine for a complex rosé that offers red fruit, strawberry and pronounced sage aromas. Followed by a juicy, distinctively vinous palate of cranberry and citrus wrapped in juicy, persistent acidity through a lengthy, dry finish. Think coho salmon.
88 points – Rick Vansickle – Wines in Niagara – April 2017
The blend is 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Gamay with a nose of fresh-picked raspberries, cherry, strawberry and light herb notes. It’s slightly off-dry on the palate with ripe red fruits and a smooth, delicious and perky finish.
87 points – Liam Carrier – Icon Scores – April 2017
A delightful rosé with a pleasant combination of candied red fruit, dried herbs and citrus characters on the expressive nose and the nearly-dry palate. This blend of 75% Pinot and 25% Gamay makes a perfect sun-drenched patio companion thanks to its refreshing, cranberry acidity on the long finish where a touch of alcohol and lemon peel lingers. Drink now-2016.
89 points – David Lawrason – Wine Align – April 2017
This is a very bright, almost day-glo pink rose. Loads of colour. It has a soft sweet nose of strawberry jam, cranberry and currants, with subtle anise and herbs. It’s medium weight, quite substantial and essentially dry. Nicely textured, balanced and fresh with lively acidity. Very good focus and length. Tasted April 2017
Kurtis Kolt – The Georgia Straight – March 2017
One of the most versatile wine styles for food pairing. We should all be drinking more pink. On the nose, there’s some solid Turkish delight business going on, along with watermelon and hints of strawberry, but when you get to those first few sips, waves of citrus fruit—like blood orange, key lime, and mandarin—carry the wine forward, finishing off with a kiss of ripe apricot.
A great time and place for Thai takeout, as the wine finishes a wee bit off-dry, just enough to handle any spice and heat.