Culmina Family Estate Unicus, Grüner Vetliner 2016 Okanagan valley, Margaret’s bench

Culmina Family Estate Unicus, Grüner Vetliner 2016 Okanagan valley, Margaret’s bench

Okanagan valley, Margaret’s benchOkanagan Valley’s first Grüner Veltliner and what a unique Gruner Vetliner with a long lasting texture that comes from fermentation in a combination of concrete amphora, concrete egg and stainless steel. It’s nuanced with fresh herbs, lime, grapefruit, white flowers aromas and a decent mineral touch. The round and full palate is textural. You get acidity,…

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Culmina Family Estate – Decora Riesling 2016 Okanagan valley, Margaret’s bench

Culmina Family Estate – Decora Riesling 2016 Okanagan valley, Margaret’s bench

Decora means pretty and it is quite suitable for this elegant and perfumed, dry and very refreshing wine. The nose bursts of tangerine, white flower bou-quet and even wild honey. The high, keen acidity is opposed by a roundness, richness and ripeness. The finale is quite dynamic and evolving. It draws a subtle chalky minerality out at the…

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Culmina Family Estate – R&D White blend 2016 Okanagan valley, Golden Mile bench

Culmina Family Estate – R&D White blend 2016 Okanagan valley, Golden Mile bench

A blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier & Gewurztraminer that is very aro-matic. Floral & perfumed at first, it then opens up towards ripe orchard fruits, even riper stone fruits and freshly cracked white pepper. The structure is lean and diluted. Very simple, especially compared to the nose. It ends quickly but on a spike of…

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Cedar Creek Estate Winery – Chardonnay Platinum 2014 – Block 5 – Single Vineyard – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Cedar Creek Estate Winery – Chardonnay Platinum 2014 – Block 5 – Single Vineyard – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

The nose is fresh, mineral, slightly concentrated and offers a very slight unctuosity. It reveals notes of quince, yellow plum and slight toasted notes, butter and white fruits associated with an imperceptible hint of fresh citrus (in the background) and white pepper. The palate is fruity, mineral (racy minerality), well-balanced and offers suavity, juiciness, dynamism,…

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Mission Hill Family Estate – Chardonnay Reserve 2015 – Okanagan Valley BC VQA

Mission Hill Family Estate – Chardonnay Reserve 2015 – Okanagan Valley BC VQA

The nose is quite aromatic and offers a slight freshness. It reveals slight woody notes, vanilla and crunchy white fruits (pear, apple) associated with a hint of yellow fruits/mirabelle as well as slight hints of butter. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a beautiful mineral frame, a slight acidity, a rocky/salin minerality, finesse, precision…

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Cedar Creek Estate Winery – Platinum – Pinot Noir 2013 Block 4 – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Cedar Creek Estate Winery – Platinum – Pinot Noir 2013 Block 4 – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

The nose is fruity. It reveals slight notes of fresh blackberry, plum and slight notes of blueberry associated with a hint of strawberry as well as a subtle hint of cedar and spices. The palate is fruity, mineral, fresh, well-balanced, tight, quite elegant and offers a slight juiciness as well as harmony. In the mouth…

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Poplar Grove – Cabernet Franc 2013 – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Poplar Grove – Cabernet Franc 2013 – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

The nose is fruity, structured, slightly gourmand and slightly powerful. It reveals notes of blackberry, fresh cassis and slight notes of licorice associated with a woody hint as well as discreet hints of blueberry and spices. The palate is fruity, soft, velvety, tight, well-balanced and offers a slight acid frame, a slight minerality, a nice…

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Mission Hill Family Estate – Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Mission Hill Family Estate – Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 – BC VQA Okanagan Valley

The nose is aromatic, elegant, slightly powerful and offers a slight richness. It reveals notes of blackberry and crushed black plum associated with slight touches of blueberry, dark chocolate as well as hints of caramelization and a discreet hint of cardamom. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, elegant, nicely defined and offers a beautiful racy minerality,…

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