Category: merlot

Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022

Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 15, 2024  0 Comments on Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

I’ve been talking about white and rosé wines lately, but we should not forget about enjoying red wines over the summary.  I have two Okanagan red wines from Haywire Wines to tell you about.  I received their Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Haywire Wines Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022 to review.  The grapes are organically grown and…

Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer's Blend

Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 5, 2024  0 Comments on Enjoying BBQ Steak with Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend WinePR SAMPLE 

My first BBQ of 2024 was a few days ago. I grilled steak and opened a bottle of Tom Gore Vineyards Farmer’s Blend red wine from Sonoma, California. It is a blend of 30% Petite Syrah, 30% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 15% Teroldego, and 5% other reds. Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time…

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Pinot Noir 2021 and Merlot 2020

Quick Review: Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 1, 2024

Here are two fruit-forward BC red wines for you to enjoy. you may want to consider Da Silva Vineyards and Winery.  Their Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021.  The Da Silva family immigrated from Portugal to Canada, have over 65 years of farming experience in the South Okanagan, and started their winery in 2006.  They note that this intrinsic…

Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 and The Estates Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 wines

An Interview with Kurtis Ogasawara Winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery, at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 20, 2024

The Robert Mondavi Winery is historic for putting California, and New World wines, on the international stage. I was fortunate to have a chance to interview Kurtis Ogasawara, Winemaker for Robert Mondavi during VanWineFest 2024.  I was told, “Growing up in Sunnyvale, California, Kurtis lived just outside of wine country in the Bay Area. When he went off to college,…

Mr. Beppe d'Andrea, Ruffino's Senior Global Brand Ambassador

An Interview with Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino’s Senior Global Brand Ambassador, at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 14, 2024

I was invited to sit down with Mr. Beppe d’Andrea, Ruffino‘s Senior Global Brand Ambassador, to taste a selection of their wines and talk about the winery and other wine topics while Beppe was attending VanWineFest 2024. In 1987, Beppe began his career with Ruffino and has never looked back. Initially working in the vineyards, he soon joined the winemaking…

Karl MyWinePal with Barone Ricasoli

32 Generations in Chianti Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 11, 2024

For VanWineFest 2024, I joined Barone Francesco Ricasoli from Tuscany for an unforgettable dinner featuring his Chianti Classico wines paired with traditional Tuscan fare prepared by the culinary team at Italian Kitchen.  The Barone provided us with background to his family winery as well as information about each wine.  He is the 32nd Barone of the family, living in the…

A selection of Italian red wines at VanWineFest 2024

My Italian Red Wine Picks at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 7, 2024

On Friday during VanWineFest 2024, I spent my time in the International Festival Tasting Room, primarily tasting Italian red wines.  There was a great variety of wines from across the country and while I attempted to visit every table, that was an impossible task.  Here are the wines that I quite enjoyed.  If there are red wines you tasted at…

Frescobaldi dinner

Frescobaldi: A Tuscan Dynasty Dinner at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 2, 2024

My first winery dinner for VanWineFest 2024 was the Tuscan winery, Marchesi Frescobaldi.  This winery has extensive vineyard holdings across Tuscany and into Montalcino.  The Frescobaldi family has been making wine dating back 700 years and spanning over 30 generations. Today the Frescobaldi family owns 11 estates in Italy including 10 in Tuscany and distribute their wines in over 65…

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022 and Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020

Township 7 Benchmark Series NBO 2020 and Pinot Noir 2022 ReleasedPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 13, 2024

The releases of BC red wines are starting to come out.  I received these two red wines from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.  Both wines are from their Benchmark Series.  One is a Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot blend, their Benchmark Series Blue Terrace Vineyard NBO 2020 and the other is their single varietal Benchmark Series Remuda Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022….

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Galileo Wine & Spirits Portfolio Wine Tasting

 mywinepal  February 5, 2024

If you are a lover of French and Italian wines, then you should love the portfolio of wines from Galileo Wine & Spirits. There were so many excellent wines to choose from. Here are a few of the wines that I really appreciated.  My Wine Tasting Notes Chateau de Fuisse Macon-Village 2022, France – A medium lemon colour.  Fresh, medium-intensity…