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Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards 'Fitz' Sparkling Brut, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2013
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Winery: $33.0

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WineScores' Review

NEW, complex, lively.
From the historic Greata Ranch vineyard in the north Okanagan, owned by the Fitzpatrick family (former owner/established CedarCreek), this traditional method fizz is made with the same philosophy as smaller batch Grower Champagnes are - entirely estate fruit.
Made from 53% Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it is aged 24 months on lees. It offers classic yeasty/autolytic notes; think buttery patisserie aromas, lemon meringue, summer berries, peach stone and toast. It boasts a lively bead an good overall complexity and intensity. It is juicy and citrusy, the acidity is a line-drive down the middle of the palate. It culminates in a creamy finish.
Second Review: Oct 2017
Creamy and leesy overall, with lemons, thyme and starfruit aromas, which are layered with marmalade, peach jelly, honey and jasmine blossoms. It is bone-dry and tangy; lemon and mineral/wet stone notes lead to a racy, mouthwatering finish.

 
Recommended Pairings
Seafood/Shellfish, Cellar Keepers, Appetizers, Aperitifs, Cocktails, Desserts


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-11-07 14:55:06.0

 

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