Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

50th Parallel Estate

Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

A very good Okanagan rosé with aromas of strawberry and rose petals that transition into a medium bodied, delicious tasting wine with pronounced minerality and flavours of crushed gravel, strawberries, rhubarb and white cranberry. — 6 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn have a great week Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Tyler Harlton Wines

Pinot Noir 2017

One of my favourite wines this trip. The Tyler Harlton Pinot is remarkable. Small batch, garage style wine making done with extreme finesse, he really captures the essence of the Canadian Pinot. Medium low tannins, good acidity, silky mouth feel with notes of strawberry, red licorice and herbs. Loved it. — 14 days ago

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@P A its been a short but very “fruitful” trip. We’ve had a great time and enjoyed some spectacular wines. Cheers 🍷🇨🇦
Trixie

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@Shawn Thompson An exciting way to spend precious summer vacation time- learning about our wineries. 🍷
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@Trixie Thank you! Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Wolfe & Wilde

Young Love Pinot Noir 2018

Side project by the remarkable Tyler Harlton, one of the best wine makers in the Okanagan. Super funky nose, a touch of smoke, fruit punch, lapin cherry. Dry with grippy tannins on the finish. Outstanding. — 14 days ago

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Tyler Harlton Wines

Okanagan Valley Rosé Blend 2017

Outstanding Okanagan rosé. Pale salmon colour. Delicate nose reflects terroir with a bit of funk on top of white peach, strawberry, melon. Bright palate with similar notes. Finishes strong with good acidity. Paired with pesto glazed, grilled salmon and yellow summer squash. — 7 days ago

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Lovely post! Looks like a food magazine photo.
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@Shawn Thompson @Trixie Shawn Trixie is right Great pic Cheers 🍷
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@Trixie @P A Thank you! I’m on a big rosé tear this weekend with some of the bottles I brought back from the Okanagan.

Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Night Okanagan Valley Merlot Blend 2016

The grapes for this Bordeaux style come exclusively from Black Sage Bench vineyards. It’s an elegant blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, and Merlot that deliver a well balanced wine resplendent in notes of blackberry, plum, pepper and chocolate. Softer tannins add to the elegance. An excellently crafted wine. — 15 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn excellent review. Please keep them coming we look forward to them Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

50th Parallel Estate

Okanagan Valley Chardonnay

Outstanding Okanagan Chardonnay. Butterscotch and toasted hazelnut on the nose with a bold, buttery palate expressing flavours of peach, bright citrus and unripe pear. High acidity that cuts perfectly through the Haida Guai halibut we chose to pair it with. — 17 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn Great post and enjoy your tour of the Okanagan Cheers 🍷🇨🇦
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@P A Thank you. It’s going really well so far.
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@Shawn Thompson Shawn Great Enjoy Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Blue Mountain

Okanagan Valley Gamay Noir 2010

Truly special treat at Blue Mountain Cellars. We were treated to this nine year old Gamay Noir that was intoxicatingly aromatic with ripe plum, ripe blackberries and potting soil. The colour came off as a brick red and the palate was a wash in crimson fruit you could just fall into. Feeling very lucky with the complimentary glass I was given to enjoy. — 14 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson have not heard of Blue Mountain. This sounds delicious. It’s on the need to buy list!
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@Michael B Blue Mountain was one of the first wineries in Okanagan Falls area. They are located in the same region as liquidity. They do a French take on their excellently made Okanagan wines. Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Moon Curser

Okanagan Valley Touriga Nacional 2016

Bright purple, light to moderate pigment extraction. Funk, barrel and black currant notes in nose. A tad tart and milky initially with black currant and plum fruit, peppery seed tannin and a barrel smoke and spice aftertaste. Needs time to open. — 14 days ago

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Arrowleaf Cellars

Field Collection Merlot Zweigelt 2016

This Okanagan wine is made from Merlot and Zweigelt grapes. The nose is rich and complex with notes of dark cherry, dark plum, vanilla and hints of black pepper and sage. The palate is equally rich with a spicy oak finish. — 15 days ago

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Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Vampata Rosé 2018

100% Pinot Noir grapes that deliver a jewel toned rosé with a nose of grapefruit and rose petals and summery flavours of strawberry, and orange peel. Delicious. — 15 days ago

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