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Pinot Noir, Clone Collection Dijon 777, Code Wines, Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2020, 13.5% abv. C$34
Owners Shay and Harlee Code decided in 2016 to purchase land in Okanagan Falls on which they planted Viognier, Syrah, several clones of Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay grapes. In 2021, they made the full time move once their home and … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, OTHER, Pinot Noir, RED Tagged BC wine, Canadian wine, Code Wines, Dijon 777, Harlee Code, okanagan, Okanagan Falls, red wine, Shay Code, Upper Bench Leave a comment
Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier, Extra Brut Rosé, Nichol Vineyard, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, 12.1% abv., 2018
It’s August 2020 and by some miracle, there are Covid NHL playoff games happening on TV. So, what does a Canadian do? Celebrate this miracle on ice with a delicious (and pretty) sparkling wine, of course.
Wild Ferment, Méthode Ancestrale, Vantage Point Vineyard, Anthony Buchanan Wines, Oliver, BC, 11.5% abv., 2019
Cool, very cool. This 89% Chardonnay with 7% Pinot Gris and 4% Gamay bubble is a hand-crafted gem by BC’s own Anthony Buchanan with only 2,500 bottles made. Stopped with a crown cap, this sparkling wine is light gold with … Continue reading
Pinot Gris, Nichol Vineyard, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, 2018, 12% abv, C$17+
‘Fess up, all you Covid-19 drinkers. I know you’re looking for daily drinker wines to stock up on, just in case. Even if you’re not, here is one you should put in an order for ASAP. I have actually purchased … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, OTHER, Pinot Gris, WHITE Tagged BC, BC wine, Canadian wine, Naramata Bench, Nichol Vineyard, okanagan, Penticton, pinot gris, Storied Wines and Spirits, white wine 4 Comments
Sémillon, Lock & Worth Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, 2017, 12.4% abv.
Sémillon is usually paired with other white grapes, most especially Sauvignon Blanc as in the classic white wine of Bordeaux. However, this is a 100% Sémillon version from vines planted in 1993 near Kelowna, BC in Canada’s Okanagan region. Unfiltered … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, OTHER, Semillon, WHITE Tagged BC, BC wine, Canadian wine, Lock & Worth Winery, matthew Sherlock, Naramata Bench, okanagan, Penticton, ross Hackworth, Sémillon, white wine Leave a comment
Sabor a Mí, Major Ursa Estate Winery, Black Sage Bench, Oliver, BC, 2017, 14% abv. C$35
Who remembers Eydie Gormé and her love and husband of decades, Steve Lawrence? I actually do. If you don’t know who she is, you must take a moment to listen to this 1964 recording of her singing Sabor a Mí … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, RED, Shiraz / Syrah Tagged 2017, BC, BC wine, Black Sage Bench, Canadian wine, Eydie Gorme, Major Ursa Estate Winery, malbec, merlot, okanagan, Oliver, organic, Petit Verdot, Rajen Toor, red wine, Sabor a Mi, Storied Wines and Spirits, syrah, The taste of me, Trio Los Panchos 2 Comments
Gewurztraminer-Pinot Gris, Granite, Bartier Brothers, Oliver, BC, 2017, 11.3% abv., C$26
I’d been planning a trip to Bartier Brothers in Oliver, BC for a while. I drink so much of their Sémillon, I should own shares in the winery. A visit was definitely in order. No sooner did we step on … Continue reading
Posted in BC, British Columbia, Gewurztraminer, Orange, Pinot Gris, WHITE, Winery Review Tagged Bartier Brothers, BC, Canadian wine, Gewurztraminer / Pinot Gris, Granite, Michael Bartier, okanagan, Oliver, orange wine, white wine Leave a comment
Pinot Blanc, Clos du Soleil, Grower’s Series, Middle Bench Vineyard, Similkameen Valley VQA, Okanagan, BC, 2015, C$20++
I love Pinot Blanc wines – they taste great and compliment all sorts of dishes – from pork to chicken, fish and pasta – with their great fruit and acidity. Many will argue though that because Pinot Blanc isn’t a … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, Pinot Blanc, WHITE Tagged 2015, BC, biodynamic, Canada, Clos du Soleil, okanagan, Pinot Blanc, Similkameen, white wine Leave a comment
Rosé, Clos du Soleil, Similkameen Valley VQA, Okanagan, BC, 2013, 13.1% abv.
Many people think you can’t or shouldn’t drink rosé during winter. Says who? Does it make you smile? Does it make you happy? A perennial favourite of mine, the Similkameen Valley’s Clos du Soleil winery makes many of my go to BC … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, Cabernet Sauvignon / Blends, OTHER, ROSE Tagged Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos du Soleil, okanagan, Rose wine, Similkameen Valley, VQA Leave a comment
Viognier, Black Hills Estate Winery, Okanagan, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2013, 13.3% abv.
This wine screams ‘summer’ and since summer is about to leave us, I wanted to mark its passing. Pale lemon with distinct aromas of canned peaches, fresh apricots, white flowers and fragrant blossoms, this is a great match for white fish dishes … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, Viognier, WHITE Tagged 2013, BC, Black Hills Estate Winery, okanagan, Okanagan Valley, Oliver, viognier, white wine Leave a comment