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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.    […]

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Emandare Vineyard

This profile is taken from a book-in-progress that I am writing about pinot noir in British Columbia. As well as examining where B.C. fits into the world of pinot noir, technical details of vineyard management and winemaking, one of the book’s main components will be the story of the grape at every pinot noir producing winery […]

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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- […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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BC Pinot Noir Averill Creek label detail

Averill Creek Pinot Noir Vertical 2012-2005 #24

Road Trip To A Rare Tasting At Averill Creek Caramel, blueberry. Bright fruit – good acid tannins very smooth and soft tangerine came out later. Beautiful wine – hold  – LC Sour cherries and savoury herbs. Leave in cellar – taste every two years and make sure there is a case left in 20 years […]

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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+ ~ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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