• Caps Corks Capsules 2009 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 9

    Tasting #9 – A Range of 2009s

    Pinot noirs from the Fraser Valley, Okanagan Falls, West Kelowna, Oliver, the Cowichan Valley and a guest pinot from Martinborough NZ “Cherry, vanilla aroma, caramel and fig ” – KM “black fruits, some pinot magic, long echoing aftertaste, marinated fruit, licorice ” – BG   #1 Vista D’Oro Pinot Noir 2009  12% Quality Rating: B- […]

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    July 30, 2013 By admin
  • Caps Corks Capsules 2007 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 8

    Tasting #8 – 2007s 3rd Round

    Pinot noirs from the Similkameen Valley, Okanagan Falls, Peachland, Summerland, Skaha Bench and West Kelowna “light floral,cherry,balsamic, celery seed” – EU “long finish , well balanced, huckleberry going into smoked oyster, cedar” – AKG   #1 Orofino Pinot Noir 2007  12.8% Quality Rating: B- ~ 90    Value Rating: C to C+ Price: $32.00 Eye LC: […]

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    July 15, 2013 By admin
  • Caps Corks Capsules 2008 BC Pinot Noirs Tasting 7

    Tasting #7 – A Second Taste of 2008

    Wines from Lake Country, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos and a “guest pinot” from Russian River, California “Waft of prune, darker fruits, bit of herbs” – BG “Very faint-notes of mushroom and cardboard-slight strawberry & earth tones emerge after time” – JL   #1 Road 13 Pinot Noir 2008  12.8% Quality Rating: C+ ~ 88    […]

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    June 30, 2013 By admin
  • 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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    June 15, 2013 By admin
  • 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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    June 5, 2013 By admin
  • BC Pinot Noir Howling Bluff Summa Quies 2008 Label Detail

    A Taste of the 2008 Vintage #4

    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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    June 4, 2013 By admin
  • 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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    June 3, 2013 By admin
  • 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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    June 2, 2013 By admin
  • 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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    June 1, 2013 By admin