Caps Corks Capsules 2007 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 6

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

Caps Corks Capsules 2007 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 6
Caps Corks Capsules 2007 BC Pinot Noirs

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


Name of WinePriceQualityValue
#1 Faively Bourgogne “Paulee” 2007 (France)$22.00D+ ~ 82D ~ 80
#2 Peller Estate Pinot Noir 2007$17.00B- ~ 90B- to B ~ 91
#3 Rollingdale Pinot Noir Reserve 2007$20.00C- to C ~ 85C- to C ~ 85
#4 Morning Bay Pinot Noir 2007$16.00B- ~ 90B to B+ ~ 93
#5 Venturi Schulze Pinot Noir 2007$50.00D- to D ~ 79 D- ~ 78
#6 Wild goose Pinot Noir 2007$19.00C- to C ~ 85C- ~ 84
#7 Robin ridge Pinot Noir 2007$22.00D to D+ ~ 81D to D+ ~ 81

#1 Faively Bourgogne “Paulee” 2007  12.5%

Quality Rating: D+ ~ 82    Value Rating: D
Price: $22.00

Eye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LC: Garnet, bright colours, watery at rim    BG: Faded garnet; slight orange note, light colour    AKG: Pinkish, rose-like    JL: Bricky – medium full – watery rim    KM: Bright ruby colour    EU: Red-purple    MW: Medium to edge

Nose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LC: Strawberry, bright, slightly hot/volatile, somewhat simple   BG: Bright fruit, alcohol burn, plum skin, bit pomegranate, Chinese food   AKG: Alcohol, earthy, floral notes, strawberry   JL: Vinous nose – some faint fruit   KM: Mushroom, cherry, alcohol   EU: Strong black cherry, cherry jam   MW: Hint of alcohol heat

Palate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LC: Strawberry (fresh) , slightly vanilla. Long finish. Acidic, slight heat. Acid vs. heat    BG: Little fruit but decent structure and acidity; quite acidic finish    AKG: Strawberry, ash, smoked oysters? Oak – nice structure and acidity    JL: Tart- light body- soft tannins- little fruit- short crisp tannic finish    KM: Meaty, earthy, fair amount of tannins, medium/high acidity; a bit bitter    EU: Balanced tannin/acidity, fresh cherry, light meaty (raw meat) notes. Medium finish of fresh cherry    MW: Dry cherry, cranberry, rubber, medium tannins in finish

#2  Peller Estate Pinot Noir 2007  14%

Quality Rating: B- ~ 90    Value Rating: B- to B
Price: $17.00

Eye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LC: Bright rich colour; garnet at edge   BG: Bricky, bit orangey, light colour   AKG: Garnet, light   JL: Bricky, medium deep- tawny rim – leggy   KM: Bright ruby, slight brickish hue   EU: Darker red – light brown edge   MW: Medium to edge hint of brown

Nose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LC: Cherry, vanilla, caramel, very appealing quite elegant   BG: Star anise, cinnamon, wood, baked fruit, stewed plum, alcohol   AKG: Salted caramel, peppery notes, vanilla    JL: Light strawberry – pinoty – some strawberry/cherry   KM: Vanilla, strawberry, hint of earthiness that becomes more pronounced over time, almost leathery   EU: Light green (sappy) wood aroma   MW: Hint of alcohol, caramel, baked rhubarb, bright fruit

Palate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LC: Creamy caramel, cherry, spicy candied fruits. Mild alcohol burn   BG: Bit silky mouth feel, cherry, touch of tannin   AKG: Cherry, very oaky finish, pleasant mouth feel, not much variation in tone, finishes warm   JL: Light body – nice light crisp strawberry notes – very clean – long tart fruity finish – soft tannins – slight heat    KM: Strawberry-rhubarb, acidic, leathery   EU: Full silky mouth feel, ripe cherry, no green flavours; light spice (pepper)   MW: Bright strawberry, cherry; strawberry finish

Closure – cork

#3 Rollingdale 2007 Reserve  12.7%

Quality Rating: C- to C ~ 85    Value Rating: C- to C
Price: $20.00

Eye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LC: Bright garnet to edge   BG: Bright, light, brick/garnet/orange   AKG: Cherry, bright, pinkish edge   JL: Medium bricky to rim   KM: Bright cherry/ruby    EU: Bright purple edge, red body    MW: Medium to edge, hint brown; less than #2

Nose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LC: Dusty, tight – violet; slightly waxy/crayon    BG: Pomegranate, strawberry, bit of oak, cherry, plum   AKG: Medicinal, licorice, leather, pine, felt markers, violets, mosquito spray   JL: Milk chocolate – maraschino cherries – notes of dill   KM: Cinnamon, baked strawberry, mushroom   EU: Cooked red plums, dark cherry, complexity (light oxidized fruit notes)   MW: Ripe cherry fruit

Palate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LC: Tannic, acid, no fruit evident initially though sweetness; fairly long finish   BG: Not a lot of fruit but some gaminess in mid and end palate, needs a little more “stuffing”   AKG: Hard tannic bitter, nice finish, oak; fruity berries; acidic, thin   JL: Medium body – firm tannins and crisp acid  – dry – faint fruit – medium long very dry, tannic, tart finish – Not much interest   KM: A bit hot; not a lot of fruit, acidic, bitter   EU: Distinct soft tannins, overripe cherry, bruised fruit; long finish, mostly tannins   MW: Dry cherry, short soft finish, medium tannins

Closure – cork

Rollingdale Pinot NoirCurrent Vintage & Availability


#4 Morning Bay Pinot Noir 2007  13%

Quality Rating: B- ~ 90    Value Rating: B to B+
Price: $16.00

Eye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LC: Garnet to edge   BG: Touch darker and more garnet than previous wines   AKG: Bricky   JL: Medium dark garnet – wide bricky edge   KM: Garnet   EU: light brown edge, garnet   MW: Medium, hint of brown on edge

Nose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LC: Cinnamon/ground ginger; floral note, cherry; slight caramel note – grew stronger   BG: Fresh plum, tar   AKG: Anise, subtle, vanilla, custard   JL: Hint of dill, fruit is hidden   KM: Stewed cherry, baked spice   EU: Cherry, balsamic vinegar   MW: Strawberry, dill, nutmeg, white pepper

Palate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LC: Rhubarb – slightly stewed, sweet; very fine tannins, hint of bitterness/ heat; medium long finish   BG: Beautiful balance, long, constant shape from beginning to end, bigger flavour profile   AKG: Mouth zing – nice structure, tonal shifts, baked fruits, balanced    JL: Spicy/cinnamon and clove – quite dry – good acidity – soft tannins – hints of cherry – medium long finish   KM: Cherry spiked with rhubarb; a bit hot, vanilla; tartness but not bitter   EU: Bright cherry & vanilla! Light smoky, good wood in finish; well done big oak pinot with good aging chance   MW: Bright fruit, medium acid, soft tannins

Closure – cork

#5 Venturi Schulze  2007  13.2%

Quality Rating: D- to D ~ 79    Value Rating: D-
Price: $50.00

Eye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LC: Ruby to purple   BG: Pinkish with blue rim   AKG: Very Purple   JL: Bright bluish garnet   KM: Ruby with purple-blue undertone   EU: Bluish red-purple   MW: Bright purple

Nose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LC: Cherry cough syrup, dill, barnyard   BG: Sweet rhubarb, bad cough syrup, alcohol, paint thinner   AKG: cough syrup, sherry   JL: Lifesaver cherry – cough syrup – very strong –green and stemmy   KM: Medicinal   EU: Strong overripe fruit aroma; candied cherry, cooked cherries; smell of old wood barrels   MW: Candied, cherry, medicinal, fruit robitussin cough syrup

Palate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LC: Barnyard, simple cherry, black licorice aftertaste  BG: Some simple fruit, acid finish, alcohol   AKG: Cherry lifesaver, dirt   JL: Spicy – minty – medicinal – Way too long   KM: Licorice (but in a bad way)   EU: Pleasant cooked cherry to start then damp earth, geraniums; cooked fruit, earthy Light body   MW: LifeSaver Cherry

Closure – cork

Venturi Schulze Pinot NoirCurrent Vintage & Availability


#6 Wild Goose 2007  12.9%

Quality Rating: C- to C ~ 85    Value Rating: C-
Price: $19.00

Eye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LC: Red leaning to brick at edge   BG: Faded garnet   AKG: Cherry, pinkish   JL: Youthful garnet – faintly purplish rim   KM: bright ruby colour   EU: Garnet   MW: Medium, brown on edge

Nose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LC: Caramel, chocolate, cherry; quite complex nose   BG: Popcorn   AKG: Pear drops, barnyard, alcohol   JL: Warm stemmy   KM: Alcoholic   EU: Light barnyard, meaty, anise at end   MW: Heat, barnyard, strawberry

Palate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LC: Cherry, chocolate; some heat, very slight barnyard at edge   BG: Some strawberry but just not very interesting   AKG: Well balanced, some tannins but not particularly interesting   JL: Tannic – dry – OK Acidity – low fruit – faint spice short   KM: Firm tannins and high acidity; a bit lacking in fruit   EU: Ripe, porty cherry; moderate tannins; light earth; moderate finish   MW: Medium acid, soft tannins, big cherry fruit

Closure – cork

Wild Goose Pinot NoirCurrent Vintage & Availability


#7 Robin Ridge 2007  14.4%

Quality Rating: D to D+ ~81    Value Rating: D to D+
Price: $22.00

Eye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LC: Slight cloudiness, deep red  BG: garnet/brick   AKG: Cherry going to purple; clear edge   JL: Garnet with purplish rim   KM: Deep rich ruby, possibly unfiltered   EU: Dark red-purple   MW: Medium dark, no brown, hint cloudy?

Nose                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LC: Strawberry, slightly medicinal   BG: Grape Kool Aid, medicinal   AKG: Alcohol, licorice    JL: medicinal   KM: Alcoholic   EU: Good French? Wood (dark toast, sandalwood), porty cherry, no vanilla?  Light ketone (acetone etc.)   MW: Alcohol, candied cherry, reserved nose

Palate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LC: Peppery   BG: Tannic, some fruit, wood. Not very appealing   AKG: Licorice, wood   JL: Medicinal – dry – tannic   KM: Licorice Candy   EU: Very full body, high alcohol, ripe sour and black cherry; long flavour; bit unbalanced fruit hidden by high potency   MW: Minimal flavours, short finish

Closure – Stelvin screwtop

Robin Ridge Pinot NoirCurrent Vintage & Availability

Tasting held March 29th 2011

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