Cipes Ariel 2000
- Rated 4 stars
- South Kelowna, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Tim Pawsey
- Published on: February 26, 2020
- Last modified: February 26, 2020
Originating from a slightly northwest facing slope above Okanagan Lake, this premium sparkling wine spends 17 1/2 years on the lees yet still displays remarkable balance and freshness. It is an organic blend of Pinot Noir (60%), Chardonnay (38%) and Pinot Meunier (2%) disgorged in September 2019. Fruit has orchard and some tropical hints, all the while developing luscious, mouth-filling layers of creaminess and complexity, with a lingering finish.