Last week I attended the Swirl Around BC wines event seminar, which was followed by wine tastings from a variety of BC wineries. I decided to check on sparkling, rosé, and white wines leading up to the Holiday season. Here are a few wines I thought were quite good and you may enjoy. Remember with the winter cold snap affecting our vines this vintage, making an overall smaller harvest, you may want to stock up on the BC wines currently for sale. Support our BC wineries when they need it.
My Wine Tasting Notes
Blue Grouse Estate Winery Rosé 2022 – A pale rose petal plus orange colour. Light aromas of strawberries, rhubarb and red fruits. Medium body, smooth with a thicker mouthfeel. Tart flavours; rhubarb and red fruit. Medium-plus acidity. Medium length. –
Maverick Estate Winery Ella Brut Rosé NV – Medium intensity pear skin colour. Nice cut apple and bruised apple aromas with more on the palate. Also, picked up crab apples and toasty flavours on the palate. Small creamy bubbles. Dry with medium acidity. Quality.
Bench 1775 Riesling 2021 – A deeper, bright lemon colour. Medium-intensity aromas of petrol and stone fruits. Off-dry, medium-minus body, with a smooth, light mouthfeel. Apricots, dried apricots, and a touch of honey on the palate. Medium acidity. Medium length. Delicious.
Kismet Estate Winery Saféd 2022 – A light lemon colour. Very aromatic, showing oranges and green fruits. Dryish, medium-plus body with a round mouthfeel. Higher acidity leaves an acidic prickle on your tongue. Pine needles, oranges and green fruit flavours. A light peppery finish. –
Lunessence Winery Small Lot Series Chardonnay 2022 – Medium intensity, bright lemon colour. Medium-intensity aromas of toast, butterscotch and apples. Medium body with a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Lighter acidity. Butterscotch and roasted apple flavours plus a light touch of sweet spices. Quality.
40 Knots Winery l’Orange 2021 – Made with the Schonberger grape. This wine has a light orange colour. Lots of orange aromas. Dry, medium-minus body with a soft, roundish mouthfeel. Oranges and salty mineral flavours. Some skin tannins. A fun, geeky wine. –
1 Mill Road Winery Chardonnay 2022 – A bright, pale lemon colour. Light stone fruit and butterscotch aromas. Dry, lighter bodied with with a soft mouthfeel. Light apple flavour and a touch of butterscotch. Light acidity. Very elegant.