Tag: pinot noir

Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022

Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022: Quality from Okanagan Crush PadPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  July 13, 2024  0 Comments on Garnet Valley Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2022: Quality from Okanagan Crush PadPR SAMPLE 

These are the first wines that I’ve tasted from BC’s Garnet Valley Ranch, made by Okanagan Crush Pad, and I am greatly impressed with the quality. Garnet Valley Ranch is a certified organic site, home to vineyards, field crops, a lavender farm, a bustling beehive and a small winery and The Outlook visitor center.  The area is planted primarily with…

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…

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A Gift From Provence, France: Rosé Wines

 mywinepal  June 19, 2024  0 Comments on A Gift From Provence, France: Rosé Wines

Rosé wine, with its delicate hue and refreshing taste, has captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts worldwide.  According to statistics, I read that rosé wine consumption tripled since 1990. Vins de Provence exported nearly 62 million bottles in 2022 with the USA, buying up 37% of the total quantity sold.  I am not sure of the quantity sold in Canada,…

Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022

Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 15, 2024  0 Comments on Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

I’ve been talking about white and rosé wines lately, but we should not forget about enjoying red wines over the summary.  I have two Okanagan red wines from Haywire Wines to tell you about.  I received their Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Haywire Wines Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022 to review.  The grapes are organically grown and…

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Exploring the Distinctions Between Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Wines in BC and New ZealandPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 20, 2024

Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand and British Columbia have a similar history with the growth in quality Vitis Vinifera wine production.  I will concentrate on the Marlborough region of New Zealand and the Okanagan Valley primarily plus the Similkameen for BC for this post. Vitis Vinifera grapes were first planted experimentally in the mid-1970s in BC…

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My 10 Wine Picks From Gambero Rosso 2024

 mywinepal  May 14, 2024

Gambero Rosso is the leading platform for the promotion of Italian wine in the world.  Each year they have a tasting of all Italian wines submitted to them and they rank the wines with the top wines given the title of Tre Bicchieri, Three Cups in English.   Last year a selection of people from Gambero Rosso reviewed 2,647 Italian wineries…

Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 with wine in glass

A Sparkling Gris de Noir from Church & State Wines for Mother’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12.  Your spouse or mother would probably love to enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine.  I have a spectacular bottle of BC’s Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 made in the Traditional Method from Pinot Noir grapes.  It is available at the winery.  It may also be at some of the…

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Comparing Coastal Pinot Noir From California and British Columbia

 mywinepal  May 2, 2024

It’s not often that I have a chance to try coastal Pinot Noir from two different geographic regions and compare the differences, if any, between the wines.  I had the chance to compare Vancouver Island’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery‘s Pinot Noir with two Pinot Noirs from California, by La Crema and Cambria Estate.  Here are my tasting notes that I…

La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Two Certified Sustainable California Coastal Pinot Noir Wines

 mywinepal  April 29, 2024

California is a leader in sustainable wine growing.  According to California Certified Sustainable, 38% of California winegrape acres that they monitor are sustainable, and 188 Certified Wineries produce 202 million cases of wine (80% of California wine).  That is remarkable and commendable.  I have two bottles of Certified Sustainable Pinot Noir wines from California to review for you:  Cambria Estate…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021 with wine in glass

Coastal Review: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 11, 2024

Around a month ago I received three bottles of Pinot Noir.  One was from Vancouver Island, Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021, while the other two were from California.  They are the La Crema Vineyard Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Pinot Noir 2022. I will taste each and compare my…