• Moraine Pinot Noir 2012 Label Detail

    Round Two B.C. Pinot Noir 2012s #19

    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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    April 11, 2015 By admin
  • Fort Berens Pinot Noir 2012 Label Detail

    First Reviews – Six From The 2012 Vintage #18

    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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    April 2, 2015 By admin
  • La Frenz Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

    2011s – Cedar Creek Blks 2 & 4, Meyer McLean’s Creek, a Ken Wright Pinot & World’s Best Martin’s Lane #17

    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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    January 23, 2015 By admin
  • Salt Spring Pinot Noir 2008 Label Detail

    Looking Back Six Years On The 2008s #16

    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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    December 8, 2014 By admin
  • Starling Lane & 40 Knots Pinot Noir 2009 Label Details

    2009 B.C. Pinot Noirs – Four Years After #15

    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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    September 28, 2014 By admin
  • Caps Corks Capsules 2010 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 14

    Second Horizontal Tasting of 2010s #14

    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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    May 2, 2014 By admin
  • Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

    Second Round Reviews of B.C. Pinot Noir 2011s #13

    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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    April 29, 2014 By admin
  • Godfrey Brownell Pinot Noir 2006 Label Detail

    Tasting the 2006s Eight Years After #12

    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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    April 6, 2014 By admin
  • Liquidity Pinot Noir 2011 Label Detail

    2011 Reviews – a Good Year for Pinot? #11

    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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    March 25, 2014 By admin
  • 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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    February 11, 2014 By admin