6 BC VQA Wines for Easter 2020

It is the Easter weekend for many people around the world, and the world is in turmoil with COVID-19.  There are many traditions besides the Easter celebrations among different faiths but enjoying meals with family and friends is a big part of each of them.  Here are 6 BC VQA wines that I reviewed from Fall 2019 that I think will nicely complement fish, poultry, and/or pork dishes. Look for these wines at a BC Liquor Store or at a private shop like Save On Foods, Swirl, or Everything Wine for the largest selection.

6 BC VQA Wine Suggestions

Indigenous World Winery Chardonnay 2017 – Light toasty, vanilla, and apple aromas.  The wine is dry and soft with a medium-plus body.  Crab apple and other apple flavours mixed together with vanilla and some sweet spices. An elegant wine.  4.5 out of 5 stars

Lariana Cellars Viognier 2018 – Nice deep ripe stone fruit nose.  Fuller bodied, off-dry, medium acidity, with quite fruity flavours.  Primarily stone fruits flavours along with some toastiness.  Quality.  4.5 out of 5 stars

Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Road Chardonnay 2017 – Light toasty nose along with apple aromas.  Butterscotch and tropical fruit flavours, along with toast and oak.  The wine has a medium body, is smooth, lower acidity and buttery mouthfeel. Yum.  4.5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars

Indigenous World Winery Chardonnay 2017, Lariana Cellars Viognier 2018, and Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Road Chardonnay 2017 wines

Indigenous World Winery Chardonnay 2017, Lariana Cellars Viognier 2018, and Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Road Chardonnay 2017 wines

50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir 2016 – this wine is made from 6 different Dijon clones they grow in their vineyard.  The wine is a lighter translucent garnet in colour.  It has a funky earthy nose but leads to nice red fruit and raspberry aromas.  The wine is a medium minus in body, dry with a smooth mouthfeel.  Medium acidity and light tannins.   4 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars

Lake Breeze Vineyards Meritage 2017 – This wine is a blend of Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Cabernet Franc (20%), and Malbec (10%).  It has a nice juicy black fruit nose. The wine is full-bodied and has a round, off-dry mouthfeel.  It is very fruit showing black fruits primarily.  You also get some minerality and pepperiness to the wine.  It has medium acidity and fine tannins; the tannins firming up on the finish.  4.5 out of 5 stars

C.C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2016 – Medium-plus intensity ruby colour.  It has a nice raspberry and toasty nose.  It is dry and soft with a medium minus body.  Silky mouthfeel.  Raspberries and light touches of vanilla and pepperiness.  Off-dry finish. 4 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars

50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir 2016, Lake Breeze Vineyards Meritage 2017, and C.C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2016 wines

50th Parallel Estate Pinot Noir 2016, Lake Breeze Vineyards Meritage 2017, and C.C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2016 wines

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