Quail’s Gate Optima 2008

“This succulent dessert wine exhibits a very aromatic profile of baked pear, fig, orange and ripe citrus…” (winery tasting notes).  It is succulent and delicious without being too sweet – only a 2 on the sweetness scale.  “Botrytis cinerea” or Noble Rot reduces this late harvested fruit to a raisin concentrating the flavours and sugars.  […]

week of March 25

Sottano Reserva Malbec (Argentina) – “Excellent color, good expression of its variety with a mix of red and black fruits.  Spices like clove and white pepper in the nose.  Good structure with ripe tannins perfectly combined with the oak.  Long and persistent at the palate.”  90 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate Sottano Clasico Cabernet Sauvignon […]

Canada’s Church & State winery sit-down tasting

Friday April 15 – 7pm-9pm We will be tasting wines from Canada’s Church & State winery in the tasting room.  This will be a sit down tasting event.  Tickets are $35, include tastings of 6 wines, paired appetizers and a $15 coupon towards any wines tasted.  The tickets can be purchased at CJ’s Liquor Unlimited.

Church & State Cabernet Blanc Rose 2009

The Church & State Cabernet Blanc Rose  (BC)”…has been made in a white wine style, using 100% traditional red wine grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon.  After harvest, the grapes are de-stemmed and left on their skins to soak under their own weight.  Their natural juices absorb the colour of the skins, transforming it to a crisp pink […]

week of March 18

Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon (BC) – “Smooth balanced tannins with a long length and a clean robust finish.  Mint, cassis, tobacco and cloves with a hint of nutmeg and the smoky notes of the oak.  22 months in oak aging with 14 months in new French barrels.”  (tasting notes) Double Gold Medal – 2009 All […]

Tempus Alba Tempranillo 2007

  “This Tempranillo was born as a resutl of a precise fermentation process control, a long  maceration of 28 days and 6 months of ageing in oak barrels.  It has a dark red colour, with strong and complex aromas.  Dark fruit flavours, soft attack, well-balanced, and with intense tannins typical of this variety.  Our oenologist highlights […]