Fairview Cellars

The Bear Premier Series Okanagan Valley Red Blend

8.926 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Ainsley Clement

Love this cab sav. Delicious now but would be even more so when cellared a few years. Leather notes mixed with blackberry notes. #cabsav #okanaganred

Love this cab sav. Delicious now but would be even more so when cellared a few years. Leather notes mixed with blackberry notes. #cabsav #okanaganred

Oct 1st, 2016
Ainsley Clement

Love this wine! This wine swings big for a Canadian Okanagan red. Full, dry, excellent finish with great balance. Leaves you wanting more.

Love this wine! This wine swings big for a Canadian Okanagan red. Full, dry, excellent finish with great balance. Leaves you wanting more.

Aug 1st, 2016
Michael B

And here we have it... our new favourite BC red. The colour is dark Burgundy, almost black. The aroma fills the nose with dark freshly ripe fruits and hints of black liquorice. On the palate, first notes are composed of freshly ripe dark plums, blackcurrant, with flavours of dark raisin and cassis. The dark fruity notes are followed by hints of vanilla, and mild mulled cooking spices and anise. It’s a big and bold dark fruit wine that is elegantly integrated with silky, royal tannins. Every sip makes you pause and appreciate its strength. If you find this you must buy it, or come to Oliver BC.

And here we have it... our new favourite BC red. The colour is dark Burgundy, almost black. The aroma fills the nose with dark freshly ripe fruits and hints of black liquorice. On the palate, first notes are composed of freshly ripe dark plums, blackcurrant, with flavours of dark raisin and cassis. The dark fruity notes are followed by hints of vanilla, and mild mulled cooking spices and anise. It’s a big and bold dark fruit wine that is elegantly integrated with silky, royal tannins. Every sip makes you pause and appreciate its strength. If you find this you must buy it, or come to Oliver BC.

Jun 19th, 2019
Joanne Levy

I have been spoiled. All other red wines taste like dreck. Hoarding my last 2 bottles, but there will surely be some reason to celebrate soon.

I have been spoiled. All other red wines taste like dreck. Hoarding my last 2 bottles, but there will surely be some reason to celebrate soon.

Oct 21st, 2018
Michael D

Well balanced lovely. A modest winery with no ritzy fan fair. Just producers of fine wines. My 2nd foray into the Fairview brand. Greeted by a couple of very friendly poochies 🐶🐕 and you walk into a very small show area. Very welcoming and friendly. Makes me want to support our local industry for sure. The BEAR is a full bodied Bordeaux style blend of Cab suave, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot. Referred to as the "Bear Meritage" A great I known and winery to many. Paired well with home style burgers with aged cheddar and seasoned fries.. man was it good. The wine just cut the food with finesse and a high level of satisfaction. My just loved and she is picky. A lovely lady with Italian heritage who first drank wine when she was 5...lol.. knows a thing or 2 about wine so when we uncorked this baby, nothing but smiles. Cheers Fairview!!!!

Well balanced lovely. A modest winery with no ritzy fan fair. Just producers of fine wines. My 2nd foray into the Fairview brand. Greeted by a couple of very friendly poochies 🐶🐕 and you walk into a very small show area. Very welcoming and friendly. Makes me want to support our local industry for sure. The BEAR is a full bodied Bordeaux style blend of Cab suave, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot. Referred to as the "Bear Meritage" A great I known and winery to many. Paired well with home style burgers with aged cheddar and seasoned fries.. man was it good. The wine just cut the food with finesse and a high level of satisfaction. My just loved and she is picky. A lovely lady with Italian heritage who first drank wine when she was 5...lol.. knows a thing or 2 about wine so when we uncorked this baby, nothing but smiles. Cheers Fairview!!!!

Jul 2nd, 2018
Andy Hock

Great example of a new world cool climate Bordeaux style wine. Vanilla and dried rose petals on the nose, a little bit of age and oxidation make this 2014 extra interesting. Could still age another 3-5 easy. Mid- body, mid+ acid, moderate tannins. A little bright but beautifully put together.

Great example of a new world cool climate Bordeaux style wine. Vanilla and dried rose petals on the nose, a little bit of age and oxidation make this 2014 extra interesting. Could still age another 3-5 easy. Mid- body, mid+ acid, moderate tannins. A little bright but beautifully put together.

May 3rd, 2018
Andrew Tuline

Had it. Loved it.

Had it. Loved it.

Jun 9th, 2017
Katy Baldock

Makes me never want to stop breathing in, it smells so delicious. It's fruity without being sweet and just sooooo tasty

Makes me never want to stop breathing in, it smells so delicious. It's fruity without being sweet and just sooooo tasty

Mar 24th, 2017
Anne Hammond

Had at C-Prime Restaurant. Great. Buy more.

Had at C-Prime Restaurant. Great. Buy more.

Mar 5th, 2017
Eric W Brown

Lots of life left. Loads of dark berries

Lots of life left. Loads of dark berries

Jan 21st, 2017