Tag: Bordeaux Blend

Sena wine and menu at Black + Blue

A Luncheon at Black + Blue With Chile’s Iconic Seña Wines

 mywinepal  February 6, 2023

I was fortunate to be invited to taste two vintages of Seña wines from Chile paired with dishes at Black + Blue restaurant in downtown Vancouver.  The wine luncheon and tasting was led by Mr. Michel Couttolenc, Fine Wines Director for Viñedo Chadwick and Seña. Seña is a joint venture winery started in 1995 between Napa Valley’s Robert Mondavi and Chile’s…

Singletree Winery Merlot 2018 and Harness 2017

A Merlot and a Bordeaux Blend from Singletree Winery

 mywinepal  May 30, 2022

These are the first wines that I’ve opened since the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2022. Sometimes you need a short break from tasting wine after you taste a lot of wine. The two wines I tasted are from Singletree Winery.  They started off in the Fraser Valley but have expanded out into the Naramata Bench.  The two wines I tasted…

Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

2 Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

 mywinepal  June 13, 2021

I paired for dinner a Japanese-style Sablefish dish with two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. They have their new, to me, MODEST WINES label. I opened their La Graves Robber 2020 (a Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon blend) and their The Eye of the Partridge 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé wine. The labels are fresh and original.  The sablefish filet comes…

TIME Syrah, Meritage, and McWatters Collection Meritage wines

3 Big Red Wines from McWatters Collection and TIME Estate Wineries

 mywinepal  October 7, 2016

It’s Fall and the rains will soon be starting according to the weather forecast.  How to keep yourself happy and fortified during our rainy season?  Big red BC wines.  I received 3 bottles recently: TIME Estate Winery Syrah 2013 TIME Estate Winery Meritage 2013 McWatters Collection Meritage 2013 Two Bordeaux blends and one single varietal bottle of big BC red wines….

Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2014 label

A Bene Nota from Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene

 mywinepal  September 20, 2016

Black Hills Estate Winery on the Black Sage Road in the Okanagan is best known for their “Nota Bene” Bordeaux blend red wine.  When I was taking my WSET classes downtown many years ago, it was extremely difficult to get a bottle of Nota Bene.  It sold out very quickly upon release.  One class mate lucky had purchased a bottle a few…

Black Market Secret Society White

Welcome to the Black Market.

 mywinepal  April 29, 2016

Black Market Wine Company that is, not the other kind. Black Market is one of our new wineries here in BC; located in Okanagan Falls, it consists of 3 people: Rob Hammersley, Michelle Shewchuk, and Mark Simpson. Mark is also the owner and wine maker for BC Wine Studio.  Rob and Michelle have some training in either viticulture or WSET education and look like they…