Tag Archives: Golden Mile Bench

Viognier, CC Jentsch, Golden Mile Bench, Naramata VQA, BC, 2015, 13.5% abv. C$23

CC Jentsch is a small, family-owned BC winery located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver.  Amber Pratt is Chris and Betty Jentsch’s winemaker.  The family has farmed in the region since 1929. I first learned of their wines when … Continue reading

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Saignée, Culmina, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2013, 14% abv.

It’s a beautiful, sunny, June afternoon and Canada’s women’s soccer team is getting ready to play in nearby BC Place stadium.  What better time than to enjoy a rosé that has been sitting in the wine fridge, just waiting for … Continue reading

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Old Vine Zinfandel, Bonanza, Rustico Farm & Cellars, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2009, 14.3% abv, $30

Rustico is a ‘western themed’ winery and slightly kitschy.  Isabella’s Poke?  Threesome?  If you have to rely on the kitsch to sell your wine… I will say it’s interesting that they grow Zinfandel as there are so few places growing it … Continue reading

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