Tag: Naramata Bench

Township 7 Provenance Series Pinot Gris and 7 Blanc 2022

Quick Review: Township 7 Provenance Series Pinot Gris and 7 Blanc 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  October 24, 2023  0 Comments on Quick Review: Township 7 Provenance Series Pinot Gris and 7 Blanc 2022PR SAMPLE 

Here are my last two white aromatic BC wines for a while.  The clouds and rain have convinced me that the upcoming wines that I will taste should be red.  The two white wines I have for you are the Township 7 Provenance Series 7 Blanc 2022 and Provenance Series Pinot Gris 2022.  Both wines have grapes coming from the…

Spearhead Winery Saddle Block Chardonnay 2020 and Clone 95 Chardonnay 2020

2 Classy Chardonnay from Spearhead Winery

 mywinepal  August 15, 2022

Beautiful and elegant are two words that I would use to describe the two Chardonnay wines that I received from Spearhead Winery in the Okanagan. Winemaker, Grant Stanley, has outdone himself with such excellent wines. One wine is from grapes from their Saddle Block estate vineyard, with a mix of Chardonnay clones 76, 95, and 548, and the other is…

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

 mywinepal  June 30, 2022

In BC we relatively quickly learned that cooler climate grapes, like Riesling, did better in the north Okanagan, and warmer climate grapes, like Syrah, did better in the south Okanagan.  Similarly cooler climate grape varieties in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island.  And more.  But we have had a few decades now to further refine these generalized grape growing regions…

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…

Aasha Wines Winter Mixed Case

Tasting the 3 Bottle Winter Mixed Case From Aasha Wines

 mywinepal  January 24, 2022

Aasha Wines from the Naramata Bench says that “Every bottle tells a story“. I am interested to taste their wines, learn more about their story, and tell you about it. Aasha Wines is a new winery for me. I had not heard of them until this month.  They sent me over their “3 Bottle Winter Mixed Case” to review; a…

Upper Bench Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Quick Review: Upper Bench Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

 mywinepal  October 21, 2021

I checked the 7-day weather forecast for Vancouver, and it is RAIN every day. So time for me to open a big red wine. In this case, I opened the Upper Bench Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. It is 4 years old already and has many years left in it. This wine does have 5% Merlot in the blend to…

Roche Wines Tradition Pinot Gris 2018 and Texture Pinot Gris 2020

Two New Pinot Gris from Roche Wines – What’s the Difference?

 mywinepal  May 5, 2021

I have two organically farmed Pinot Gris from Roche Wines, both coming from their Kozier Organic Vineyard located north of their winery on the Naramata Bench. Their 2018 Tradition Pinot Gris comes under cork with a heavier glass bottle, while their 2020 Texture Pinot Gris has a lighter bottle and is under screwcap. I spoke with Dylan Roche about the…

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc For Now and Later

 mywinepal  February 12, 2021

Here I have two bigger red wines from Hillside Winery, located on the Naramata Bench. One is their Heritage Series Cabernet Franc 2017, while the other wine is their Merlot Malbec 2018. The former is under cork while the latter is screwcap. These are two good indications of whether these wines are ready to drink now or can benefit from…

Hillside Winery Heritage Series Gewurztraminer and Viognier 2019 wines

Two Aromatic White Wines from Hillside Winery for You

 mywinepal  January 29, 2021

BC has a favourable climate for aromatic white grapes, such as Gewurztraminer and Viognier. I received a sample of Hillside Winery‘s Heritage Series wines to review, with two of them being from these aromatic varieties.  Their Heritage series wines are meant to showcase the nuanced flavours and elegant styles of the Naramata Bench. I see a label refresh for the…

Coolshanagh vineyard (Image courtesy Coolshanagh Wines)

Quick Review: Coolshanagh Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2016

 mywinepal  May 27, 2020

Would you like to help the BC Hospitality Foundation, who helps hospitality workers facing financial crisis due to a health condition?  Why not buy these two wines from Coolshanagh Wines on the north end of the Naramata Bench?  $10 per case of these wines sold from now till the end of May go to the BCHF.   Coolshanagh’s vineyard was…