Tag: pinot noir

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

McArthur Ridge Southern Tor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 (NZ $29) Shiny-new and showing a tonne of potential, this Central Otago-grown pinot noir has classic blueberry, rosehip and cherry aromatics and buckets of raspberry on the front palate.¬† It‚Äôs refreshing…

Be Seduced by Mt. Boucherie’s Pinot Noir and Syrah 2018

Mt. Boucherie Pinot Noir and Syrah 2018 with wines in glass

I have two very seductive red wines for you from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna.¬† The two grape varieties could not be more different; a Pinot Noir and a Syrah.¬† The Pinot Noir grapes comes from the Similkameen…

Quick Review: Narrative Sparkling XC Method Wine

Sparkling wine is always a pleasure for me to enjoy.¬† I shared this bottle of Narrative Sparkling XC Method wine, from Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, with a few friends on their garden patio, with the appropriate social distancing.¬† It…

A Quick Sip of the Latest Releases at Privato Winery in Kamloops

Privato welcome sign

On my recent trip to Kamloops I stopped at Harper’s Trail, Monte Creek Ranch, and Privato Vineyard and Winery.¬† At Privato I was able to spend a few quick minutes to try the latest releases of wines with their host…

Exciting Ros√© and Pinot Blanc from Okanagan Crush Pad’s Narrative Label

Narrative Pinot Blanc 2018 and Rose 2018 with wine in glass

I think I found my favourite, or one of my favourite, rose wines for our COVID-19 summer, and it’s from Okanagan Crush Pad.¬† Their Narrative Ros√© 2019, made from the Pinot Noir grape. I also tasted their Pinot Blanc and…

New Zealand Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel Seminar

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel seminar with Cameron, John, David and Ronan

New Zealand is well-known for Sauvignon Blanc, but are there any other grape varieties we should know about?¬† Yes!¬† I attended a webinar with David Keck MS (USA), John Szabo MS (Canada), Ronan Sayburn MS (UK) and Cameron Douglas MS…

Try Some Riesling and Pinot Noir from Dirty Laundry Vineyard?

Dirty Laundry Riesling 2019 and Pinot Noir 2018 with wine in glass sm

Riesling and Pinot Noir are two of my favourite grape varieties.¬† I’ve done an analysis on these grapes and their aromas and flavours in the Okanagan before and saw that the soils and latitude that the vineyards are located have…

Quick Review: Coolshanagh Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2016

Coolshanagh vineyard (Image courtesy Coolshanagh Wines)

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…