Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 293,569 strong:

Register Today!

Sperling Vineyards Old Vine Pinots 2017

Thanks for liking this wine! Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know about it by clicking on the buttons here.

If you've already connected your Twitter account, then you don't need to click on the Twitter button to share your review as it'll be done for you.

Optional: Before you share your wine find with friends, you can pick a score or make a quick tasting note, or both if you like:

My Score:
My Tasting Notes:
Expand Box

Community Reviews

There are 2 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Produced from biodynamically grown old vines Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris with an average age of 35-plus years. Softly fragrant with spring florals, blanched almond and lemon zest aromas on the nose. Dry, clean and crisp and medium-weight on the palate with poached pear, fennel bulb, anise, dill herb, lemon zest, finishing with a smattering of pepper spice and medium-plus acidity. Elegant, easy to enjoy and a perfect pairing to butter-sautéed halibut steak.

Established in the 1880s, Sperling Vineyards and Winery is owned and operated by the Sperling family. Old Vines Pinot (2017) is well-crafted by winemaker, Ann Sperling.
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Fresh, crisp, and refreshing. Blended from old vine Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, there are aromas of lemon-lime, pear and lemongrass. Clean flavours on the palate, lots of bright citrus and some slightly restrained acidity provides some balance. Enjoy as an aperitif or with light white fish dishes.

Natalie's Review

Sperling Vineyards Old Vine Pinots 2017, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada: Another terrific, crisp wine from winemaker Ann Sperling. The Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc grapes for this BC white wine grow on old vines that were panted 35 years ago. The depth and concentration shows in the wine. Aromas of chives, lemongrass and lime zest. Pair with seafood and shellfish. Drink: 2018-2022. 12.50% D 750 mL  $34.00 Score: 91/100. July 19, 2019 Top Rated White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Full Review




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

R. López de Heredia Red Wine
Rioja D.O.C.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 293,569 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award