Wine Wednesday: Grey Monk 2007 Pinot Noir

24 Mar

This bottle was another “Hey, it’s the Olympics, we need to drink Canadian wine!” pick. Though we didn’t hit up Grey Monk while in the Okanagan, we’ve been on the lookout for good Canadian wines. Mostly, we’ve been disappointed that wine and liquor stores, though there are many in Edmonton, don’t even begin to touch on how many amazing Canadian wines there are.

After we drank the Amicitia from Dunham & Froese, we craved another red but wanted something light enough to go with dessert. We picked this bottle to drink while stuffing our faces with apple crisp.

This earthy wine has light-moderate tannins, and smells like berries (strawberries, cranberries and raspberries in particular) with a bit of vanilla and honey. It’s smooth and complemented our dessert, and our Canadian spirit, perfectly.

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3 Responses to “Wine Wednesday: Grey Monk 2007 Pinot Noir”

  1. Stevie March 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to try more Canadian wines lately, other than the Ice Wines I’ve tried. I tend to prefer more dry wines (both red and white) so the ice wine just doesn’t appeal to me as much. And we have so many great wines here in Washington that I forget to branch out! I’ll have to give your recommendations a try 🙂

    • Leanne Behrns March 25, 2010 at 7:53 am #

      Stevie,
      I like wines that are more dry as well. Ice wine is good with dessert for special occasions, but it’s definitely not something I can get behind drinking on a regular basis.

  2. mandy March 25, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    I love wines that have hints of berries in them and are light. Im not a fan of dry wines. But now, as usual after reading these posts, I would like a glass of wine.

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