Thursday, 24 January 2013

BC wines tasting

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2010, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

In the glass, dark straw, bright, clear
On the nose,  light oak, tropical fruit, white currant, floral notes, parfumy.
On the palate, dry, fresh acidity, light fruit, crisp apple.
Medium to light finish.

Quails’ Gate Chardonnay 2011, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

 Very nice chardonnay!

Light golden color.
On the nose ripe fruit, pineapple, tropical fruit,  floral notes.
On the palate dry, floral,fresh acidity, medium bodied. Light oak, coconut,  butterscotch,.
Medium finish with touch of vanilla.

Gray Monk Gewürztraminer 2011, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Light straw color in the glass.
On the nose honey, floral, perfume, rose pellets.
On the palate dry, more acidity than I would expect. After a while opens up with ripe peach flavor, floral notes. Hot with alcohol. Palate doesn't follow nose aromas. Little disappointed.
Light finish with bitter aftertaste.

Eau Vivre Pinot Noir 2008, BC VQA, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia

This wine it the glass is light ruby color with briky rim. Bright, clear.
on the nose light spices, red fruit, cherries.
On the palate is not what I would expect from Pinot. Sour cherry, dry and acidic. Alcohol jumps at first. Bitterness of pomegranate seeds.
Light finish with cranberry bitter taste.

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2008, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Classical Bordeaux blend. In the glass bright, ruby red, semi opaque.
On the nose green pepper, black pepper, blackberry.
On the palate, dry, medium body. Spicy, acidity and tannins unbalanced.
Short finish.
This is a big bordeaux blend and I would expect more flavor and richness from this wine.

Mission Hill Quatrain 2009, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

This is a great blend! Will definitely get better with aging! And this wine is asking forr food, great with rich cheeses.
Inky dark red, opaque in the glass.
On the nose smoked meat, baked fruit, allspice, nutmeg.
On the palate acidity is little rough but disappears with good food pairing. Acidity and tannins are a little unbalanced, but will get better with aging.
Long fruity finish.
Very strong wine!

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