Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Haywire

Secrest Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.0

@Delectable Wine : This is the Secrest Chardonnay. I didn’t see it in the database.

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@Phil A , had this?

Salted butter, flint, lemon on the nose. Nice body with a Malo feel but it doesn’t show a lot of oak on the palate. More acidic than I’d expect for a chardonnay, but just a touch more than Napa/Sonoma. Finish shows some meringue, guava and even some grapefruit. Very unique Canadian wine...I’m impressed.
— 10 days ago

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@Shay A Shay I have enjoyed this label and always enjoyed. Mrs A and I will be tasting in the Okanagan during the week of Canadian Thanksgiving and I’m sure this will be on our list. From Fernie Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Blue Mountain

Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2016

We picked up a few of these bottles as part of the Blue Mountain wine club. Raspberry, cherry and oaky aroma and a well balanced, smooth finish with herbs adding to the overall profile. Good value for sure. We will wait a while for the rest of the bottles, but this went well with Poplar Grove cheese. — 16 days ago

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Bartier Bros.

Cerqueira Vineyard Merlot 2016

Nice wine, but given how little straight up merlot I drink, it is hard to compare to anything else. It is from the Black Sage bench, which I believe is a new designated wine area. Black cherry and fruity nose was great, but the smooth finish seemed to disapate quickly. Still, great value at 21 bucks or so. Great winery to visit. — 2 days ago

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Osoyoos Larose

Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley Merlot Blend 2014

It's really good. A bit soft around the edges, making for what a lot of people would call smooth. Has a decently long hot finish, which redeems it. You'd guess Californian if you tried it blind. — a day ago

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@Riccardo L. Thank you. Appreciate your reply. 🙂
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Meyer Family Vineyards

Tribute Series - Donovan Tildesley Old Main Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

The grapes for this wine are off a plot on Naramata Main Road. We spotted the sign while visiting Deep Roots. Outstanding wine all around. Bold flavours with citrus, toasty, oakiness and spices. Smooth buttery palate with balanced acidity. Tasted it while visiting and the two owners were pouring. We were very happy to pick up a couple of bottles. — 15 days ago

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@AgeyFixey Thanks for your review Mrs A will be in the Okanagan Thanksgiving week and I hope to visit this vineyard. Any other suggestions would be appreciated Cheers 🍷🇨🇦
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Meyer is great to visit but they sometimes sell out of some wines. We enjoyed Dreamweaver, Fairview, Deep Roots and Noble Ridge this year. Poplar Grove cheese was great too.

Foxtrot Vineyards

Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2015

We decanted for about 1.5 hrs before with this 2015 Pinot. Intense cherry, blackberry aroma followed with spices, and some earthiness near the end of drinking. Nice acidity and balance throughout. We had it in a blind tasting with friends against Arglye reserve PN from Willamette Valley and it came out on top. — 9 days ago

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Haven’t seen this label before, sounds good!
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@AgeyFixey @Michael Bleszynski From time to time I see this label in the Provincial Liquor store. Cheers 🍷

Painted Rock

Red Icon Estate Grown Malbec Blend 2015

Shay A
8.9

With only 11% Malbec, it seems to have way more. Dirty licorice, blackberry, currant and plum on the nose. Very little acidity. Almost flabby but the finish shows powerful tannin. A bit bitter with cedar, dark chocolate, and underripe blackberry. Needs a decant if enjoying now. — 10 days ago

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Moon Curser

Border Vines Okanagan Valley Cabernet Franc Blend 2015

Full bodied with aromas of dark cherry and plum. Soft and ripe tannins. A mixture of Cab Sauvignon, Malbec and Carmenere leads to a unique blend that satisfies and will go with any steak or any other beef fat laden piece of meat..lol ..Give or a try.🍒🍷👍 — 10 days ago

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The Vibrant Vine

Woops? White Blend

“Woops” wine from the Vibrant Vine. Probably one of my favourite wineries in BC that I visited. Apparently, during the wrapping of their bottles they noticed the logo was upside down, and they decided to just go with it, hence the name: “Woops.” The story, plus the 3D art of the bottle makes this winery unique and fun to visit. This wine is a delicious white blend of 7 different varietals that has hints of peach, apricot and green apple. It even won “2013 Best White Wine in the World” at the World Wine Competition in Geneva Switzerland. If that’s not reason enough to try this wine, I don’t know what is. Will definitely be buying this wine again when I visit Kelowna next. — 9 days ago

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@Jason Guyett Thanks for the great review Mrs A and I will be in the Okanagan for Thanksgiving tasting wines and will add this to the list of stops. @Shawn Thompson @Trixie Cheers 🍷🇨🇦
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@Jason Guyett Great review. I’ve put Vibrant Vine on my list of must visits when I’m back in the Okanagan in 2019!

Tinhorn Creek

Oldfield Series Merlot 2012

tobacco and earthiness. delicious! — 2 days ago

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@Tom Wolf Tom Good one Cheers 🍷🇨🇦