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Salt Spring Pinot Noir 2008 Label Detail

Tasting #16 – Checking In On The 2008s

We taste wines from three Salt Spring Island wineries, the Cowichan Valley, Kelowna, Oliver and Burgundy Geranium, slight wax crayon, pomegranate – LC Very tannic, bitter, tree bark, something green not fruity – AKG Supple, beautiful fruit, pomegranate, long, acidity low, roses – BG #1 Salt Spring Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008 12% Quality Rating: C […]

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Starling Lane & 40 Knots Pinot Noir 2009 Label Details

Tasting #15 – The 2009s – Four Years On

Pinots from Vancouver Island, the Similkameen & Okangan Valleys and a Spatburgunder Palate follows nose, savoury, cherries, wine in balance, good quality, simple -JG Savoury fruit, blueberry and chestnut echoes, balanced – BG Chalky tannins in balance with subdued fruit and crisp, food friendly acidity-Jacquelin G #1 Arns und Sohn Blauer Spatburgunder 2009 13% Quality […]

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Caps Corks Capsules 2010 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 14

Tasting #14 – The 2010s – Second Round

Reviewing Pinots From Okanagan Falls, Abbotsford, Naramata Bench, Summerland, Penticton and a “Guest Pinot” from Oregon Some bright acidity along with integrated tannins-well-balanced – Jacquelin G Dark cherry, some wood notes, will develop, fruit should persevere – BG  #1 Black Cloud Fleuvage Pinot Noir 2010 12.9% Quality Rating: D to D+ ~ 81    Value Rating: […]

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Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

Tasting #13 – Second Round 2011s

Wines from Okanagan Falls, Comox , Kelowna, and a Guest Pinot from Oregon Big all the way through  flavour sequence, lovely pomegranate inflected fruit – BG Beets! coffee & caramel, earthy – forest floor with rotting damp leaves, lots of complex aromas – Jacquelin G #1 Beaumont Pinot Noir  2011 12.5% Quality Rating: C- ~ […]

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Godfrey Brownell Pinot Noir 2006 Label Detail

Tasting #12 – The 2006s Eight Years After

Wines from the Okanagan and Cowichan Valleys, a “guest pinot” from Ontario “Blueberry, cinnamon. well balanced mid-body, longish finish” – LC “a wine that pulls you to it, wonderful balance, layered fruit/forest/touch of caramel” – BG #1 Blasted Church Pinot Noir 2006 13.8% Quality Rating: C+ ~ 88    Value Rating: C to C+ Price: […]

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Liquidity Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

Tasting #11 – Is 2011 a Good Year for Pinot?

Wines from Abbotsford, Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos, Naramata & a “guest pinot” from Oregon “Strawberry and cranberry driven, blueberry, pomegranate, balanced, integrated.” – JD “Mouth watering, long nice balance, spicy, oak notes. Liked it!” – AKG #1 Castoro de Oro Pinot Noir 2011 13% Quality Rating: C- to C ~ 85  Value Rating: D+ to C- […]

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Baillie Grohman Pinot Noir 2010 Label Detail

Tasting #10 – How ready are the 2010s?

Wines from Oliver, Naramata, West Kelowna and Creston – “Guest Pinot” from Chile “Cherry flavours come to life, depth, earthy notes of barn, hay, mushrooms…” – JG “Very ripe fruit, long building finish, black cherry -bing cherry on finish” – EU #1 Cassini Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 13.5% Quality Rating: C ~ 86    Value […]

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Caps Corks Capsules 2009 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 9

Tasting #9 – A Range of 2009s

Pinot noirs from the Fraser Valley, Okanagan Falls, West Kelowna, Oliver, the Cowichan Valley and a guest pinot from Martinborough NZ “Cherry, vanilla aroma, caramel and fig ” – KM “black fruits, some pinot magic, long echoing aftertaste, marinated fruit, licorice ” – BG   #1 Vista D’Oro Pinot Noir 2009  12% Quality Rating: B- […]

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Caps Corks Capsules 2007 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 8

Tasting #8 – 2007s 3rd Round

Pinot noirs from the Similkameen Valley, Okanagan Falls, Peachland, Summerland, Skaha Bench and West Kelowna “light floral,cherry,balsamic, celery seed” – EU “long finish , well balanced, huckleberry going into smoked oyster, cedar” – AKG   #1 Orofino Pinot Noir 2007  12.8% Quality Rating: B- ~ 90    Value Rating: C to C+ Price: $32.00 Eye LC: […]

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Caps Corks Capsules 2008 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 7

Tasting #7 – A Second Taste of 2008

Wines from Lake Country, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos and a “guest pinot” from Russian River, California “Waft of prune, darker fruits, bit of herbs” – BG “Very faint-notes of mushroom and cardboard-slight strawberry & earth tones emerge after time” – JL   #1 Road 13 Pinot Noir 2008  12.8% Quality Rating: C+ ~ 88    […]

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