Tag: Spierhead

Three New Spearhead Pinot Releases to Enjoy

 mywinepal  January 24, 2018

A year ago I reviewed three Pinot Noir from Spierhead Winery from the 2015 vintage.  2015 was a hot year, but Spearhead Winery is located in the Kelowna area, which is a cooler region within the Okanagan.  Through that tasting, I determined that the summer heat did not adversely affect the wines and they still showed their red fruit and…

3 Pinot Noirs from SpierHead Winery

3 Pretty Pinots from SpierHead Winery

 mywinepal  January 19, 2017

2015 was a sunny, hot summer leading to an early harvest. How would BC’s Pinot Noir grapes, which prefer cooler weather, weather this vintage?  I have an answer to that question with the tasting of 3 Pinot Noirs from SpierHead Winery I received to review. SpierHead Winery is located in the Kelowna area, which is cooler than the South Okanagan, but still…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2016

 mywinepal  December 26, 2016

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins and minerality in a red wine, or something else. Something that made the wine stand above the other wines.  Could…

The Latest BC VQA Wines for You to Enjoy in 2016

 mywinepal  September 25, 2016

I love to support our BC wineries.  I watched over the many years as the number of wineries has grown as well as the quality improved.  Wine critics from here as well as around the world, have tasted our wines, celebrated the quality, and told others.  Now you can find BC wines around the world, from Hong Kong to London….

CedarCreek, Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir wines

2nd Round of BC Pinot Noir Wines Reviewed

 mywinepal  July 21, 2016

As you can see below, Sam @Sam_WineTeacher and I have been busy tasting more of the BC Pinot Noirs that have been graciously donated by our BC wineries.  We should have one more lot of wines to review and write about in a following article, after which the analysis of the wines’ aroma and flavour characteristics, and its association with soil and…

SpierHead GFV Saddle Block Pinot Noir 2014

BC Pinot Noir Review: Our Samples for the Review

 mywinepal  May 12, 2016

Since I published my initial article, How Does BC Pinot Noir Express Terroir?, I have been receiving bottles of BC Pinot Noir from the 2013 and 2014 vintages, with a few from 2012.  The wineries who has graciously provided me with their wines for this study are: Thornhaven Estates Sperling Vineyards Burrowing Owl Niche Wine Co. Volcanic Hills Seven Directions…

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Two Fresh New White Releases from SpierHead Winery

 mywinepal  May 22, 2015

With all our wonderful sunny, warm weather in the Vancouver lower mainland, and the spot prawn festival going on, some nice fruity BC white wines would be appropriate.  Two bottles I received to try from SpierHead Winery in Kelowna are their Pinot Gris and Riesling, both from the 2014 vintage. I’ve been tasting their wines quite regularly over the past…

47 Exceptional Quality Wines for 2014 on MyWinePal

 mywinepal  December 21, 2014

Trying to think of an exceptional quality wine to buy for someone in your family or a special friend?  I have a few suggestions from the wines that I tasted over this past year.  These wines cover all regions of the world, and have different price points.  There should be something for everyone to love.  16 white and sparkling wines,…

Traditional Thanksgiving

Some Last Minute BC Wines for Thanksgiving

 mywinepal  October 10, 2014

I first posted this article 2 years ago, and the styles of wines that I described then, still hold for your turkey or ham Thanksgiving dinner this year.  The wine vintages from the wineries below will have changed, but these are all quality wines from quality wineries here in BC, and you should feel comfortable purchasing them at your local…

Spierhead Winery

Some Wines for Spring and Summer from Spierhead Winery

 mywinepal  May 10, 2014

With the daylight hours getting longer, and weather getting warmer, we are all thinking about getting outside, having a bbq or just enjoying sitting on our patios, sipping a glass of wine and chatting with family or friends.  But what to drink?  I received two bottles of wine from BC’s Spierhead Winery recently that would fit the bill; a Pinot…