Wine Tasting at Home
Last night with a light home made dinner and plans to watch a movie we decided to open a bottle of wine to go with it. Tara picked a bottle of Gehringer Brothers Optimum Pinot Noir 2007 that we have had for almost 13 months. Only 350 cases of the Optimum Pinot Noir are produced annually and it was the only bottle of this we had.

The Winery
Gehringer Brothers in located in the Okanagan’s premier grape region.  It is nestled in the heart of the well-known Golden Mile area south of Oliver.  It is tucked in among several neighbouring wineries, overlooking an expanse of vineyard and orchards as far as Osoyoos Lake. We’ve not personally been to the winery and made this purchase at The BC Wine Store in Penticton.

The Wine
The 2007 Optimum Pinot Noir smelled great immediately upon opening it (after about a 20 minute chill in the freezer). The taste was equal to the smell full of Okanagan fruit and unbelievable smooth with no after taste. We usually find wines, like this one, that when aged in French oak tend to have a bit a lingering after taste. Not this one though. We recommend you give this Pinot Noir a try; it is on our list to pick up a couple of bottles on our next trip to the Okanagan.