Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Painted Rock

Estate Grown Okanagan Valley Syrah 2015

After trying the Painted Rock Cab Franc, had to try another wine from the vineyard and naturally gravitated to the Syrah. Smells musky, herbaceous with mega spice. Taste; right off the bat, heavy, dominant peppery spice with mild cloves and black liquorice. At the beginning there is some dark cherry and stewed plums that is short lived. The spice dominates all phases of the wine. Finish ends somewhat abruptly. Required about 30-45 min to fully develop. I still prefer the Laughing Stock Syrah but this is right up there. Overall, great wine! — 2 days ago

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@Michael Bleszynski I'm a big fan of their Syrah. One of the better BC producers
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Michael Bleszynski

@AgeyFixey cheers! If you haven’t tried their Cab Franc, definitely worth doing so. Loved the strong peppery notes in this Syrah.
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@P A cheers to you both!

Sumac Ridge

Private Reserve Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Love this wine! Smooth, light. Good with a Greek salad or in its own. — 6 hours ago

Black Sage Vineyard

Okanagan Valley VQA Cabernet Franc

Had this as a wine tasting game for my partners birthday. It won! — 9 days ago

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@Jen Jen this is one of our favorites and a wonderful example of the really good wines that are being produced in the Okanagan. Enjoy and Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Painted Rock

Estate Grown Okanagan Valley Cabernet Franc 2016

2016 Cabernet Franc from BC aged in French oak for 18 months. First time trying this, and had no expectations. Front loaded black liquorice, very herbaceous, bell pepper, hints of clove, musky tobacco and mushrooms. Well balanced acidity. Quite happy with this find — 4 days ago

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@Michael Bleszynski Excellent review. Love Canadian Cab Francs. I’ve added this one to my wishlist.
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@Shawn Thompson thank you, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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@Michael Bleszynski Michael Wonderful review and Okanagan Cheers 🍷

Osoyoos Larose

Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley Merlot Blend 2014

Very impressive Canadian wine. Merlot centric with amazing colour, broad texture and herbal notes. Will age beautifully. 93+ — 6 hours ago

Fairview Cellars

Fume Franc

This is a bit of a gimmick, but sometimes gimmicks are fun.

Extreme smoke from a literal fire near the vineyard.
— 22 days ago

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@Luke Ragland Cheers 🍷🇨🇦
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Cheers!

Lake Breeze Vineyards

Okanagan Valley Meritage Blend 2016

Bold and spicy with a fresh herbaceous nose, I get hints of celery, tomato leaves and anise. Very dry and tannic with a strong cherry cola palate. Paired wonderfully with a wood fire grilled striploin. — 9 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn Good review Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Sandhill

Sandhill Estate Vineyard Three Small Lots Program Okanagan Valley VQA 2015

Let’s take this glass on a magical journey!
The wine has been aerated to a 3 hour aeration.
Now, pour a little red in that glass and begin to swirl it around. As you swirl, put your nose up to the glass and take an inhale. Ah yes, that smell must be heaven on earth. You will smell notes of oak and this may be weird but also notes of delicious brand new rubber. Wow that was definitely pleasing to the senses.
Okay, let’s get to sipping the wine now and continue this magical journey of the senses. Take a sip and swish it around the mouth then drink. A mouthwatering sensation will follow your sip, along with many fruitful flavours and a warming blissful feeling down to your stomach.
My favourite taste about the wine is definitely the American and French oak in which the wine was aged in for 20 months. I hope that this experience is just as blissful for yourself as it has been for me. Enjoy!
— a day ago

Young & Wyse Collection

Rose 2017

This is a nice rose with true tartier side, darker. — 6 days ago

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Elephant Island Orchard Wines

Blackberry 2017

This just makes me happy. Enjoying it so much. Almost the same way I enjoy a port. Just nice flavor and reminders of childhood. — 3 days ago

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