Archive | Panel Tasting RSS feed for this section

B.C. Pinots 2012 x 6 + 1 from New Zealand #28

  Pinot Noirs: Summerland, Naramata, Kelowna, Oliver & Lake Country Focused fruit, pomegranate, excellent balance – BG Cherry, watermelon, jasmine, dried strawberry – EU Warm earth, Mediterranean herbs, plum – AKG #1 Bench 1775 Pinot Noir – 2012 13.3% Overall Quality Rating: C- ~ 84 Price: $29.00 Eye LC: Garnet – Brown.    BG: Pale, Garnet rim.    […]

Continue Reading
Herder BC Pinot Noir 2010 Label Detail

B.C. Pinot Noir 2010s Panel Reviewed – Okanagan, Similkameen &  Cowichan Valleys Vs. Carneros #27

Wines From the Okanagan, Similkameen &  Cowichan Valleys Meet One From Carneros EU: Wild Rose, potpourri, tangerine, sweet spice AKG: spicy, floral, nasturtium, cherry notes in ending BG: Very silky mouth feel, floral/violets, plum, cherry #1 Niche Pinot Noir 2010 11.8% Overall Quality Rating: C+ to B- ~ 89 Overall Value Rating:  C+ to B- […]

Continue Reading
Zanatta Pinot Nero 2009 Label Detail

Horizontal Tasting 2009 B.C. Pinot Noirs Vs. Willamette #26

  Pinot Noirs from Creston, Vancouver Island, Oliver and a “guest pinot” from the Willamette Valley Licorice, caramel, red fruits, pepper tingle with balanced acidity – EU Low tannins and sufficient acidity to knit it all altogether – BG Toasted oak vanilla, cranberries, huckleberry – AKG #1 Domaine Rochette A Midsummer Night Pinot Noir 2009 […]

Continue Reading
Kettle Valley Pinot Noir Hayman 2005 Label Detail

Kettle Valley Winery – Pinot Noir Vertical 1998-2005 #25

Single Vineyard & Reserve Wines Plus A Beaune Premier Cru Forest floor,Sherry, red liqorice .  – AKG Nice cranberry, strawberry, herbal, horehound.  – EU Roses and cherries with depth, truffle, earth – raspberries  – BG 20+ Pinot Noir Vintages Kettle Valley Winery is one of a handful of BC wineries who have been making pinot […]

Continue Reading
Tantalus Pinot Noir 2007 Label Detail

Looking Back On The 2007s & 2008s #23

Wines from Lake Country, Kelowna, Narmata and a guest pinot noir from  California’s Anderson Valley Strawberry, sweet vanilla, watermelon, creamy on finish – EU Charred. Fruity but way too overpowered by smokiness. – LC Silky texture. Barrel marked, blueberry, plum – BG #1 Arrowleaf Solstice Pinot Noir 2007 13.8% Quality Rating:  C to C+ ~ […]

Continue Reading

Comparing 2012s and 2011s #22

Wines from West Kelowna, Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls and a guest pinot from Oregon Dark chocolate, velvety smooth tannins, grilled herbs, balsamic note mid back palate. – VS Well-balanced complex fruit. Tantalizingly subtle! – Jacquelin G Smoky – dark toast, wood, dark fruits (blackberry, cherry), forest floor. – EU #1  Mission Hill Red Barn Pinot Noir […]

Continue Reading
Inniskin Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

4th Round of 2011 B.C. Pinot Noirs #21

Pinot Noirs from the the Golden Mile, Okanagan Falls, Cobble Hill, Penticton, Oliver and a “Guest Pinot” from Brazil Sweet vanilla, dark cherry, toasty oak, strawberry, very ripe fruit… – EU Salty caramel, raspberries, blueberries, toasted notes, vanilla… – AKG #1  De Vine Pinot Noir 2011 12.8% Quality Rating: C- to C ~ 85    Value […]

Continue Reading
Sirens Call Pinot Noir 2010 Label Detail

A Third Horizontal Tasting of 2010s #20

Tasting Pinot Noirs from Summerland, Naramata, Kelowna, Abbotsford and a “Guest Pinot” from Burgundy Good strawberry, sour dark cherry, Kirsch, floral (Jasmine, rose). – EU Great mouthfull, well-balanced, Rainier cherries, salmonberries, huckleberries, baking spices, easy to get lost in… – AKG #1 Silkscarf Pinot Noir 2010 13% Quality Rating: C- to C ~ 85    Value […]

Continue Reading
Moraine Pinot Noir 2012 Label Detail

Round Two B.C. Pinot Noir 2012s #19

Wines from the Penticton/Naramata Bench,Kelowna, Oliver and a Guest Pinot from Oregon Evolved amazingly – LC Layered, aromatic fruit plus some barrel markings – BG Big smoky/chocolate/espresso nose. Fruit is not obvious, very distinctive – EH #1 Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Noir 2012  13% Quality Rating: B ~ 92    Value Rating: B to B+ […]

Continue Reading
Fort Berens Pinot Noir 2012 Label Detail

First Reviews – Six From The 2012 Vintage #18

Wines from Summerland, Cobble Hill, Lake Country, Lillooet and a ringer from New Zealand Medium long finish but very appealing, nicely balanced, elegant – feminine – LC Rose, cigar, smoke, earth, complex – EU Vanilla, oak, cloves, floral, roses, effortlessly beautiful, pine, forest floor, cross currents of cherry, raspberry – projected bouquet. – BG #1 […]

Continue Reading