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Inniskin Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

Tasting #21 – 2011 Vintage 4th Round

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

Tasting #20 – The 2010s Third Round

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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Moraine Pinot Noir 2012 Label Detail

Tasting #19 – Round Two 2012s

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+ […]

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Fort Berens Pinot Noir 2012 Label Detail

Tasting #18 – 2012 Vintage First Round

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 […]

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La Frenz Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

Tasting #17 – More Pinot Noirs from 2011

Cedar Creek Platinum Blocks 2 & 4, Meyer McLeans Creek Rd.  a Ken Wright guest pinot and world champion Martin’s Lane Bright acidity, cranberry, plum, white pepper tingle. – EU Doesn’t taste like pinot exactly – dark fruit. – AKG Juicy acidity, long, dances between fresh and savoury fruit. – BG #1 Carson Pinot Noir […]

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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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