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.
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.
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. –
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. –
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.
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. –