• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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