2010 Kettle Valley Pinot Gris
BC, $27 (BC), $32 (AB)
I recently had friends over to try three expensive Italian white wines. One of them brought a bottle of 2010 Kettle Valley Pinot Gris as a host gift, and it ended up sitting in the ice with the star attractions. You can probably guess what happened. In no time, the KV was gone and the other wines were chilly with neglect. It’s not really an underdog story because the KV isn’t an “Under $20” steal (it’s $24 at the winery, $27 in Vancouver and around $32 in Alberta) but it is a wine that intrigues people. It has a rosé colour (a byproduct of some extra time with the pink pinot gris skins) but it’s not called a rosé. It has a fair bit of ripeness and more depth than the average rosé, but more fruit than most pinot gris—all of which makes it a unique treat that’s well worth the money.
WHERE TO BUY IT
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