Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

Meyer Family MCR 2011 chardonnay

2011 Chardonnay (McLean Creek Vineyard)
Meyer Family
Okanagan Falls, BC
Silver Medal
Lemon yellow in colour with medium intensity. Toast, butter, apple and citrus on the nose. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. Varietal character on the palate and a medium-long finish.




2010 Chianti Rufina (Sangiovese)
Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva
Bronze Medal
Garnet red in colour with deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of plum, pepper, spice and vanilla. Good balance with red fruit on the palate and a medium finish.



Tinhorn Creek 2012 Chardonnay

2013 Chardonnay
Tinhorn Creek
Oliver, BC
Bronze Medal
This is a good value, everyday Chardonnay. Pale straw in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose displays aromas of delicate apple, citrus and toast. Good balance with pleasing fruit and oak flavours on the palate with a medium-short finish. Pair this up with a roast chicken dinner.


View Reserve Pinotage 2012

2012 Pinotage (Reserve)
The View Winery
Kelowna, BC
Silver Medal
The View does a very good job with its Pinotage wines. This reserve is garnet red in colour with medium-deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of cherry, spice, earth and chocolate. Well balanced and the flavours follow the nose. A medium-long finish, with lingering fruit. Serve this with pork tenderloin, duck or mushroom risotto.


Bench 1775

Bench 1775

2012 Chardonnay
Bench 1775
Penticton, BC
Bronze Medal
Very pale straw in colour with light intensity. Toast, apple and lime aromas on the nose. Crisp and refreshing with good balance. The flavours echo the nose with a medium finish. A good value Chardonnay to serve with white fish.

Sam The Wine Teacher

About Sam The Wine Teacher

Sam, The Wine Teacher, has been an educator, a home winemaker, a wine judge for too many years to count and is the former Guild Master of the BC Guild of Wine Judges. He has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano College, Eden West fine foods, the Richmond School District Continuing Education department, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. He also trains staff and offers cellar evaluations.

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