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Caps Corks Capsules 2007 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 6

Tasting #6 – A Second Taste of the 2007’s

Wines of Kelowna, the Islands, Okanagan Falls and the Similkameen Valley “Cinnamon/ground ginger, floral note, cherry; slight caramel note – grew stronger” – LC “Hint of dill, fruit is hidden” – JL   “Damp earth, geraniums, cooked fruit, earthy” -EU   #1 Faively Bourgogne “Paulee” 2007  12.5% Quality Rating: D+ ~ 82    Value Rating: D […]

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BC Pinot Noir Tasting Review 5 Stags Hollow 2006 Label Detail

Tasting #5 – A Second Sampling of the 2006 Vintage

Lovely wines from West Kelowna, Okanagan Falls and Naramata.  Some good values, an outstanding “guest pinot” from Oregon “long, fruity finish-slightly toasty and gaining complexity with air- cherries”- JL “Sweet, coffee, cinnamon. Well balanced/elegant. Long finish” – LC   #1 Saturna Island Pinot Noir Vintner’s Select 2006  13.7% Quality Rating: C+ ~  88   Value Rating: […]

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BC Pinot Noir Howling Bluff Summa Quies 2008 Label Detail

Tasting #4 – A Taste of the 2008 Vintage

Standouts from Penticton, Summerland, West Kelowna and Lillooet!  A “guest pinot” from New Zealand “Sweet nose, earthy-dusty, spices (? mace, cinnamon, overlying strawberry & caramel” – LC “Bright fruit, nice acid & tannin, a hint of spiciness, (vanilla, cloves, nutmeg)” – KM   #1 Fairview Eagle Bluff Estates – Crooked Post Pinot Noir 2008  12.5% […]

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Caps Corks & Capsules 2005 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 3

Tasting #3 – Are the 2005s alive?

Digging back to 2005, for wines from the Cowichan Valley, Saturna Island and the Okanagan. “Roses, black tea, earth, woods”- EU “Very dry, tannic, slightly bitter, where’s the fruit?”- JL    #1 Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir 2005  14.1% Quality Rating : D+ ~ 82    Value Rating: D+ to C- Price: $18.00 Eye LC: Garnet/Brick, clear    […]

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BC Pinot Noir Stoneboat Pinot Noir 2007 Label Detail

Tasting #2 – Sampling the 2007 Vintage

There were many standouts, with wines from Kelowna, West Kelowna and Oliver. We found one terrific value and the “guest pinot” was from Burgundy. ” Burgundian, mushroom, earthy, strawberry on finish. Rich from start  to finish” MW ” Very ready to drink, silky, baked fruit, finishes with sweet spice flourish ”  BG #1 Kalala Pinot […]

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BC Pinot Noir Tasting Review 1 Le Vieux Pin Emoi 2006 Label Detail

Tasting #1 – The Excellent 2006 Vintage

Wines from Naramata, Oliver, Kelowna, Okanagan Falls & Summerland. One stunning value and a “guest pinot” from Chehalem, Oregon “Cinnamon – tannic & tart–spiced game – good balance. Very long and rich, nutmeg – sweet edges”-JL   “balanced,elegant,mouthwatering,subtle, but lovely”-AKG “Pine cones,forest,nutty”- PAK #1 Thornhaven Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir 2006  11.45% Quality Rating: D- ~ […]

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