Thursday, November 26 from 4 to 7pm
This tasting is about finding that ideal Chardonnay - with a twist. We decided to have some fun and do this tasting as a vertical. So, you will get to taste one Chardonnay from each of four consecutive vintages.
Eric will be more than pleased to discuss these wines and explains wine terms such as "typicity", that may apply to one or more of these wines.
THE EXTRA is Fairview Cellars new release Cab Sauv dominant daily blend, "Two Hoots".
The wines being poured are:
Mt. Boucherie Summit Reserve 2010
Bartier Brothers 2011
Church and State Coyote Bowl 2013
THE EXTRA - Fairview Cellars Two Hoots
Saturday, November 28 from 3 to 6pm
On Saturday we welcome Nicole who will be pouring wines from a veteran and relative newcomer winery - Kelowna's CedarCreek and Creston's Baillie-Grohman. While the latter is a much newer member of our wine community than the former, these are both extremely high quality producers.
This tasting includes CedarCreek Cabernet Merlot on sale until closing Saturday for $18.19 including taxes. Sunday the price will be $20.45. CedarCreek Gewurztraminer is also on sale, for $16.09 including taxes. Starting Sunday it will be $18.39.
The wines being poured are:
Baillie-Grohman Cabernet Franc 2013
This is the successor vintage to the BC Wine Awards Platinum winning 2012. The same winery-same wimemaker-same varietal from a warmer vintage-should be great and you can be amongst the first to know.
Baillie-Grohman Pinot Noir 2012
The 2012 Estate Pinot Noir is a deep carmine colour with a purple hue. The style has lifted notes of ripe red and black fruit with spice and truffle. On the palate has a vibrant bouquet of cassis, red berries with truffle and thyme and leads to a soft, rounded, fruit driven palate. Spicy and earthy notes accompany silky tannins to culminate in a well balanced and very approachable Pinot Noir.
Gold - 2014 BC Wine Awards (making it one of the top two Pinot Noirs in BC!)
CedarCreek Cabernet Merlot 2012
"What's in a name? This Merlot Cabernet is built from merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and malbec, the latter two in enough proportion (8 and 6 percent, respectively) to alter the blend considerably. A quiet nose shows black liquorice and delicate nutmeg spice. The palate is less subtle, letting loose with blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, thorns and spiced oak, with a whiff of flowers on the finish. Tannins are ample and a bit granular, but harnessed, while acidity keeps things juicy. Pour with skirt steak or beef empanadas." 87pts. ..Treve Ring, Wine Align
CedarCreek Shiraz Cabernet 2012
"The CedarCreek ode to Oz is 52/29 mix of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz from Osoyoos with about 20 percent cabernet franc, merlot and malbec. The nose is authentic cab shiraz with its blueberry and spice notes. The palate is cedar-y with black fruits and some acidity poking through before the tannins kick in. A rustic style red with some tannins to tame. Try this with grilled beef for best results."Anthony Gismondi, April 2015
Gebert brothers, owners of St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery, certainly have their act together. The winery is on a roll, going from one success to another with the most recent vintages.