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Tantalus, Rosé, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, Canada, 2014, 13.1% abv, C$19

Well, I have finally found a truly tasty one.  It has taken some time, but patience has proved to be a virtue.  The Tantalus 2014 Rosé is delicious.  Made using the direct press method from Pinot Meunier and blended with Pinot … Continue reading

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Church & State, Coyote Bowl Series, Malbec, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2011, 14.5% abv.

Purchased in September 2014 at the winery, we opened this on Saltspring Island with charcuterie and BBQ’d sausages in summer 2015. Opaque purple and very young with intense aromas of ripe, purple plum, black cherry, burnished leather and fresh pine, … Continue reading

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Domaine de Chaberton, White, BC VQA, Langley, BC, 2013, 12.9% abv, C$12

While enroute to a weekend in Ucluelet, BC, we stopped in Coombs for lunch.  There was one red and one white on the lunch menu – both from Langley, BC’s Domaine de Chaberton – available in mini bar bottles with … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir, Fort Berens, Lillooet, BC VQA, 2012, 13.5% abv, C$26

How is this possible?  A Canadian winery poised at 50.5 degrees north latitude – just outside the usually accepted outermost limits of vinifera grape growing. Yet, there Fort Berens lies, thumbing its nose at the non-believers, and producing quality Pinot … Continue reading

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Gehringer Brothers, Private Reserve, Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2010, 13.3% abv, $14.99

We visited this winery located in the Golden Mile Bench in August during a week long trip to Osoyoos, deep in BC’s wine country. They’ve been growing vinifera varietals at Gehringer Brothers for 25 years and that’s one of the … Continue reading

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