Category: Syrah

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My Wine Selections from Taste Washington 2024

 mywinepal  April 2, 2024

Washington state has over 900 wineries.  That is amazing.  While our BC wineries are bound primarily to mountain valleys, Washington state has a large land area to the east of the Cascades mountain ranges, which is where many of Washington’s wineries are located.  But how can you try wines from so many wineries more easily?  One way is to attend…

Jean-Pierre Turgeon from Gerard Bertrand

A Video Interview With Jean-Phillipe Turgeon from Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 22, 2024

Gérard Bertrand Winery is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the world. Gérard Bertrand owns 16 estates with their unique terroirs in the region. The Languedoc has been growing grapes for wines for 24 centuries (Greeks planted grapes around 550 BC) and produces 5% of the world’s wine.  Gérard has loved his vineyard land passionately and enthusiastically…

How Well Do You Know the Wines of the Rhône Valley? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  February 10, 2024

The history of Rhône Valley wines dates back to ancient times, with evidence of winemaking in the region dating back to at least 600 BC. The Romans further developed viticulture in the area; over the centuries, the region’s wines gained renown for their quality.  Rhône Valley wines remain popular due to their diverse range of styles, from bold and spicy…

Church & State Wines Syrah 2019 and Cabernet Franc 2019

Quick Review: Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc and Syrah 2019PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 29, 2023

These are probably my last two BC red wines for me to taste in 2023.  The wines come from the Church & State Wines.  I have their Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc 2019 and Syrah 2019. While the winery started on Vancouver Island, they do make wines from Okanagan-sourced grapes as well.  The Cabernet Franc comes from the terraces…

Five biodynamic red wines from Gerard Bertrand

Five French Biodynamic Red Wines From Gérard BertrandPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 27, 2023

The Gérard Bertrand winery, nestled in the heart of the Languedoc region in southern France, boasts a rich history steeped in tradition and innovation. Established by Gérard Bertrand, a former rugby star, the winery has consistently pushed the boundaries of winemaking excellence. His first vintage was in 1975, following his father and grandfather Paule Bertrand. One notable aspect of Gérard’s commitment…

TIME Family of Wines Chronos Syrah 2020

Quick Review: TIME Family of Wines Chronos Syrah 2020PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 20, 2023

I’ve been eagerly anticipating opening this bottle of BC’s TIME Family of Wines Chronos Syrah 2020 and had the chance to open it today to review. The quality starts with the cork, which is one long solid piece. All Chronos wines that I have tasted in the past have been top quality. Let me tell you about this wine. My…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

Hester Creek Estate Winery Character Red 2022 and Cabernet Merlot 2022

Two Ripe Reds from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery

 mywinepal  December 1, 2023

I have two red blends from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery.  Both show off ripe fruit flavours and are smooth and round, with fine-grained tannins, that I think would be easy to enjoy over the holidays with appetizers or main courses.  The two wines are the Hester Creek Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2022 and their Character Red 2022, a blend…

Rhone Valley Vineyards' winemaker tour seminar

A Visit from Rhone Valley Vineyards Wine Makers to Vancouver

 mywinepal  November 29, 2023

Did you know that ten bottles of Rhone Valley wines are consumed every second?  Recently, Rhone Valley Vineyards‘ winemakers visited Vancouver to remind us that they are more than just Syrah and GSM blends.  They also produce white wines, rose wines, and sparkling wines.  I attended a lively presentation from five Rhone winemakers to cover their wines plus remind us…

High Note Estate Winery Cadenza Red Blend 2021 and Verismo Syrah 2021

Two Big Red Notes from High Note Estate WineryPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  November 23, 2023

Here are two musical compositions in wine from BC’s High Note Estate Winery.  Cadenza Red Blend 2021 (of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon) and Verismo Syrah 2021.  Wonderful wines to share with family and friends for the holiday season.  Let me tell you about these wines. My Wine Tasting Notes High Note Estate Winery Cadenza Red Blend 2021…