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Winemaker’s CUT Bohemian Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Winemaker's CUT Bohemian Cabernet Franc 2020 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Winemaker’s CUT from Oliver, BC, has made two quite unique tasting red wines; their Bohemian Cabernet Franc 2020 and Bohemian Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.  The lively acidity in both wines makes the dark berry fruit flavours quite juicy.  For those of…

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018

Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018

I make a grilled rack of lamb once a year and usually enjoy a Pinot Noir or juicy Merlot with it. But today as the lamb was grilling I decided to try a bottle of Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet…

Two Big Bold Red Wines for Your Winter Chill from Chaberton Estate Winery

Chaberton Estate Winery Syrah 2018 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

As UB40’s lyrics go, “Red, red wineGoes to my head…” I opened two bottles of big bold red wines today from Chaberton Estate Winery.  A Syrah and a Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes in the Okanagan Valley.  They certainly made me…

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019, Mais Oui!

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019 with wine in glass

Bordeaux blends are popular around the world.  Many wineries make Bordeaux blends in BC, but few have a winemaker from Bordeaux!  One such winery is French Door Estate Winery, a family-run winery founded in 2019 just south of Oliver, BC,…

Old World Rhone Valley Grapes in the New World – 3 Examples

Cono Sur Bicicleta Reserva Viognier 2020, Stag's Hollow Winery Syrah 2020, and Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2020 wines

Can you name the native grapes of the Rhone Valley?  There are the north and south ends of the valley and different varieties.  The main varieties of the north end are Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The northern Rhone is…

Two Big Reds from BC’s Chaberton Estate Winery

Chaberton Estate Winery Merlot 2017 and Meritage 2017

Chaberton Estate Winery, one of our long-time established wineries, is located in the Fraser Valley. That does limit the grape varieties they can grow there, but they also have access to grapes in the Okanagan so that they can produce…