Step Rd. Blackwing Pinot Noir-Chardonnay, NV

I was going to write up a beautiful Greek wine I recently popped open, but I had a sip of this tonight and was inspired to write up another tasty bubbly instead. C’mon, it’s summer… you NEED to drink more bubbly anyway. 🙂

When it’s poured into a Champagne glass this wine shows a slight pink edge to its pale golden colour – like you’ve poured some Chardonnay into a glass that had a little bit of red left in it. A big ‘ol sniff gives up lemon, green apple, honey and some flinty stone. A sip shows off elegantly fine bubbles that lead into really tasty apple and lemon with an edge of red cherry. It all finishes off with a bit of that flinty stone and some really crisp bubbly acidity.

I really liked this wine. Would I buy it again? Yep. Should you? Probably. Especially if you like the bubbly and want to try something different from Prosecco or Cava. Go to town, folks.

~$26 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 stars