Cipes Ariel 1998
Gold Medal - 2012 World Wine Awards, Chicago, Illinois
A blend of 59% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 1% Pinot Meunier. Very rich and complex with notes of custard, vegemite, brioche, orange and lemon zest, ripe apple, dried apricot, nut, and ginger. The extended bottle aging has created deep autolytic notes and creamy bubbles.
Rivals the best from France. Estate grown at Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna.
92 points - Anthony Gismondi
Gold Medal - 2012 World Wine Awards
Food Pairing Notes
Baked oysters, dungeoness crab, goat cheese