Black Swift Vineyards 2015 Kurkjian Farm Riesling
Black Swift Vineyards, Wine
Black Swift Riesling Kirkjian Farm 2014
Kurkjian Farm is an organic four-acre vineyard located in East Kelowna, directly below Summerhill Winery. This is bone dry riesling that takes its cue from the powerful, dry rieslings coming out of the Clare and Eden Valley. East Kelowna is making a strong case for riesling, think Tantalus for one, and winemaker Jason Parkes has done a fine job here, pushing that electric, salty, mineral style. The clay-based soil accounts for the depth and power. Look for stone fruit and plenty of citrus with some serious bitter rind notes in the finish. Best with food now but this will age. Good effort.
– 88 points, Anthony Gismondi Gismondi on Wine January 2017Farmed in an organic vineyard in East Kelowna, just below Summerhill, the Kurkjian Vineyard Riesling is a dense, powerful and dry style of Riesling much akin to those of the Clare or Eden Valley of Australia.
This unique sub-region of the Okanagan Valley is particularly suited for this noble grape variety. The beauty of Riesling, aside from the fact it’s the most ethereal of the white grapes, is the diversity of wines that Riesling can produce. The deep clay in the soil allows for optimal ripening and results in a wine that is much more on the muscular and intense side of things with laser acid delivering stone fruit, citrus while underlined with true minerality. Sexy petrol notes are starting to form, which makes this wine an interesting cellar candidate. Make sure to buy a few bottles of this wine and watch and enjoy its long evolution ahead.
Only 125 cases made.
Drink now or cellar for 6 years.