Steller's Jay Sparkling Brut 2008, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

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Sparkling White Sparkling White
British Columbia, Canada

$25.95 (264879)

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September 28, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

http://o.canada.com/life/red-earth-white-wine-and-september-sparkling-fire/ "makes use of B.C.’s future, the...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Quite creamy and lactic, with notable oxidative character, yoghurt, sour cream and dried apple type notes, alongside...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

One of the longstanding benchmark bubblies of the Okanagan is a blend of pinot blanc with chardonnay and pinot noir....

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A zesty methode classique offering from Sumac Ridge, nicely concentrated with delicate yeasty notes. Flavours of...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Steller’s Jay once the pinnacle bubble of Sumac Ridge has been spun off into its own brand. The 08 is a mix...

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Community Reviews (3)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Straw in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose and fine mousse.
A lighter vintage style Champagne that’s easy to drink and it’s good

Positives: This creamy sparkling wine features light toast, brioche, Anjou pear, baked apple, pink grapefruit and lemon filling. Medium body with good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Aged en triage for a minimum 3 years, then hand riddled and disgorged.

Drink now or in the next 7 years on its own or and pair it with oyster Rockefeller.

Tasted: 8 June 2014

Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

The 08 Stellers Jay is starting to develop nicely in the bottle. Steady, long lasting beads of fine bubbles, pale straw in the glass. Little bit of SO2 on the nose when first opened, gives way to red apple, yeast and lemon. Fairly Brut and crisp but with a touch of extract on the soft finish. Apple, pear, and lemon flavours on the palate with crunchy acid and medium body. Pass the hors d'oeuvres. Will start to develop more doughy characteristics as it ages, so keep some around till 2018.

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Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

A perpetually solid bubbly, the Steller's Jay offers red apple skin, toasted nut and doughy notes on the nose — pretty classic stuff. This Chardonnay/Pinot Blanc/Pinot Noir blend is lively and intense, with red and green apple flavours and a crisp, lemony undertone that's plenty fresh.

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