Crush for this beautiful Cabernet-franc. Crunchy, fruity, with fresh, ample and gourmet primary notes; we eat literally in the fruit. The aging notes carried by a light woody discreetly integrated bring fine spicy notes. It’s both greedy and serious. I'll be curious to tast it back in 5 years. A wine that will bring together demanding amateurs like neophytes. Great!
Coup de cœur pour ce très beau Cabernet-franc. Fruité croquant, avec des notes primaires fraîches amples et gourmandes; on croque littéralement dans le fruit. Les notes d’élevages portées par un léger boisé discrètement intégrées apportent de fines notes épicées. C’est gourmand et sérieux à la fois. Je serai curieux de regoûter dans 5 ans ce que ça donne. Un vin qui réunira les amateurs exigeants comme les néophytes. Superbe! — a month ago
7/10/2021: Not my favorite from this winery but still good. Blueberry. — 2 months ago
A very aerial expression of Carignan in carbonic maceration. The nose is almost intoxicating: black fruits, flowers, liquorice. The mouth is thin, light, silky. Crush again for this superb cuvée at a very reasonable cost. To drink a little refreshed.
Une expression très aérienne du Carignan en macération carbonique. Le nez est presque enivrant: fruits noirs, fleurs, réglisse. La bouche est fine, légère, soyeuse. Coup de cœur à nouveau pour cet superbe cuvée à coût très raisonnable. À boire un poil rafraîchi. — 3 days ago
The Vacheron family have been leaders in the appellation for practicing organics and biodynamics since the early 2000’s and generally follow non-interventionalist wine making techniques. Their dedication is evident in the beauty and expression of terroir in their wines. “Les Romains” is a single vineyard planted about 40 years ago on 100% Silex. Popped and poured; consumed over 2 days and it was delicious on both. In the glass, it appears a very pale straw color with medium viscosity. Medium+ intensity. Remarkably fresh with bright lemon-lime citrus with some melon and rocks. One the palate, silex, citrus and minerals with an uncanny steel-like texture. High acid. Long satisfying finish. An uncompromising blend of energy and elegance. It’s a wine you want to crush…but there’s a sophistication about it that makes you reflect on how damned good it is. Age-able? Undoubtedly! But it’s going to be hard to cellar something this good. Beautiful wine! — a month ago
Love it. Very smooth. — a month ago
Recommended for your next 90 degree summer day - get the pork shoulder smoking, get the kids in the pool, crack this open, relentlessly crush, and enjoy the appealing, faintly funky nose, juicy watermelon/strawberry vibe, pleasant acidity, and total lack of complexity. — a month ago
2017 vintage. Certified organic Pinot Noir grapes from Garnet Valley which is the highest plantings in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.
A nose of bright cherry, carrot tops and celery salt.
Ripe cherries and herbaceous qualities envelope your palette. Earthy and a bit smokey with crisp acidity on the finish.
This wine was built for grilled Pacific salmon or duck pizza.
In 2017 , Shane Taylor won British Columbia Sommelier of the Year. Every year’s winner is given the opportunity to make a wine with Okanagan Crush Pad Winery.
This is Shane’s legacy and a very nice wine.
— 2 months ago