Tag: cabernet franc

Grilled prime rib burger paired with Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022

A Burger Pairing with Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022 on a Hot Summer DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 10, 2024  0 Comments on A Burger Pairing with Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022 on a Hot Summer DayPR SAMPLE 

It’s hot! Darn out outside.  No time to spend cooking inside.  Time for the BBQ.  I was thinking of grilling some prime rib beef burgers I recently purchased and enjoyed them with BC’s Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022.  Let me tell you about the wine and then the pairing. My Wine Tasting Notes Mayhem Wines Cabernet Merlot 2022 (BC $24.44)…

Township 7 Rose and Pinot Gris 2023 paired with seafood in coconut cream on wild rice

Pairing Township 7’s Rosé and Pinot Gris 2023 with BC SeafoodPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 26, 2024  0 Comments on Pairing Township 7’s Rosé and Pinot Gris 2023 with BC SeafoodPR SAMPLE 

Summer is the time to enjoy BC seafood and BC wine together on your patio with your friends.  That is exactly what I did with Township 7’s Provenance Series Rosé and Pinot Gris 2023.  In general rosé and Pinot Gris wines tend to be fresh and best enjoyed upon opening, without decanting.  For these tasting notes, that is just what…

Taste Washington The Grand Tasting food and wine

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…

Easter dinner

A Few BC Wine Suggestions for Easter 2024 Dinner

 mywinepal  March 28, 2024

For Easter dinner featuring roast turkey or roast ham with mashed potatoes and vegetables, selecting wine varietals that complement the flavours of these classic dishes is key. For red wine enthusiasts, Pinot Noir would be an excellent choice. With its bright acidity and delicate red fruit flavours, it would pair well with the savouriness of turkey or ham. The soft…

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,…

Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018

Quick Review: BC’s Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018

 mywinepal  January 30, 2024

Two years ago Valley Commons, a new BC winery, launched at the new District Wine Village in the south Okanagan.  I visited the winery and the Village in the Fall to taste their inaugural vintages which Mark Simpson of BC Wine Studio crafted.  I picked up a bottle of their Valley Commons Cabernet Franc 2018 to take home.  I opened…

Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021

Haywire 2024 Lunar Red to Celebrate Chinese New Year of the DragonPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 17, 2024

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dragon, BC’s Haywire Winery is releasing its limited edition wine, Haywire Winery Lunar Red 2021.  It is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s made to pair with a broad range of Asian cuisines such as stir-fried vegetables, pan-seared sablefish, and BBQ duck according to the winery.  This…

Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020

Two Big Red Wines from Hester Creek to Start 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  January 8, 2024

Happy New Year.  With that, I have my first two wines to review for 2024.  I decided to pick two big red wines from BC’s Hester Creek Estate Winery.  I have their Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2020 and Garland 2020.  Both wines are Bordeaux blends with The Judge being a right-bank blend and Garland being a left-bank blend. …

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…

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…