2019 Wits End Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. Made by Aussie in British Columbia that tastes like New Zealand.
Domenic is the wine maker...incredibly talented and a great guy to have a glass of wine with.
New Zealand nose with green bean, passion fruit and lime zest.
Crisp, crisp, crisp acidity with flavours of pea tips, gooseberry and citrus. We had grilled B.C. halibut and scallop sashimi with this wine.
WOW!!! — 14 days ago
2015 vintage. Syrah and 5 % Viognier co-ferment. David and Cynthia still owned Laughing Stock then.
Deep purple and shiny.
Rich blackberry/blueberry with smokey bacon on the nose.
Wow, This wine is very silky. Spicy with black currant, blackberry, pepper, underbrush and meaty flavours. Smooth well integrated tannins with medium acidity and a gentle, sweet pinch on the finish. Okanagan Valley Syrah is a hidden treasure . Lamb is fantastic with this. — a month ago
Macchion dei Lupi is a winery in Suverto, North Maremma, Tuscany. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese blend grown bio-dynamically, hand harvested and aged 24 months in French oak. Aromas of cherry, leather, black plum and Assam black tea.
Flavours of plum, cherry and strawberry with earthiness and great secondary developments. Medium plus acidity with a nice grip of tannins with a smooth finish. This wine begs anything coming off the grill. They also make a 100 % Merlot called Profeta that is outstanding.
— 2 months ago
2106 vintage. Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese blend.
Bright ruby red in the glass. Aromas of ripe plum, blue fruit, milk chocolate and cocoa.
Red/blue fruit, plums and ripe cherry with a bit of smokiness. Nice crisp acidity and a fresh finish.
This wine has an elegance to it from start to finish. Highly recommended. — 20 days ago
Tantalus has some of the oldest Riesling vines in Okanagan Valley.
Bright and golden in the glass.
Honey, apple, petrol, golden plum and white peach on the nose. Lemon-lime, honey, apricots, petrol and golden raisins in the mouth. The acidity is mouth watering. This wine could age another 10 years and will only improve in complexity.
— a month ago
2017 Paul Lato Matinee Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir.
This wine punches so far above its price class. It’s Burgundien in style but never forgets it’s origin. It carries the best of both worlds.
It’s a bright, shiny ruby red in the glass. Aromas of sweet Bing cherries wth spicy raspberries and strawberries. Wow. Amazing flavours of cherries, roses, earthiness, coca and a touch of cola. Overriding everything is an elegance that dances on your tongue but doesn’t overwhelm. We had it with local organic chicken thighs with shio koji and daikon leaves. Amazing. — 2 months ago
2016 vintage. Great vintage weather wise in Okanagan Valley. Long, dry September makes great hang time.
Deep, dark, shiny, plum red in the glass.
Aromas of ripe raspberries, black fruit, milk chocolate and underbrush. Savoury, spicy flavours of blue and black fruit and milk chocolate (love the Merlot) with a silky texture and well ingrained tannins. This wine is 14.9 % but carries it well on the finish. 44% Merlot, 21% Cab Franc, 16% Petit Verdot, 12% Cab Sauv and 7% Malbec. If you get the chance , try Painted Rock 100% Cabernet Franc. It’s impressive. — a month ago
2018 vintage. This is crushable wine. It is so easy to drink.
Bright, shiny cherry red in the glass. On the nose, Rainier Cherries, celery salt, carrot tops and green vegetal.
Get tasting this. Crisp acidity with bright cherries, strawberries and cranberries. It has a juiciness that is refreshing. It’s a steal at $25 CDN $$ — a month ago
2012 vintage bought at the winery. Deep rich purple colour. Big black fruit aromas with kirsch, cardomann and black pepper. This is a smooth wine. Spicy ripe blackberry and cherry, baker’s spice and vanilla. Medium acidity and tannins, I wish it had more lift at the finish. Don’t get me wrong, this is a nice wine. — 2 months ago
Let me first say this wine is very versatile to have with different global dishes. In summertime, I will BBQ BC halibut and Spot Prawns and in the winter time we will have Nabe (Japanese hot pot) with Dashi stock and lots of vegetables.
It has a brilliant straw colour with greenish hints.
On the nose white flowers with citrus and beeswax. Taste wise, golden Delicious apples, acacia honey, creamy lemon curd , minerality to last for days and a raw green almond finish. The best part is this wine can age 5-10 years and grow more complex. Old vines Verdicchio flies below the radar. — 2 months ago