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Vindication 2011 Blind Tiger

2011 Blind Tiger (Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon)

Vindication Cellars

Okanagan Falls, BC


Silver Medal

Garnet red in colour with deep intensity. The nose is layered with aromas of plum, blackberry, cassis, dust, earth and chocolate. Well balanced with good mouthfeel and soft ripe tannins. The flavours follow the nose followed by a medium-long finish.


Oyster Bay Merlot

2013 Merlot

Oyster Bay

Hawkes’s Bay, New Zealand


Silver Medal

Garnet red with deep intensity. Dark fruit, plum, raspberry, spice, chocolate and earth on the nose. Well balanced with smooth ripe tannins. The flavours follow the nose with a medium finish. This would keep nicely for another 3 – 5 years.


Eau Vivre Riesling 2013

2013 Riesling

Eau Vivre


Silver Medal

Straw coloured with medium intensity. The nose shows aromas of intense lime, mineral, petrol, apple and apricot. Good balance, clean and refreshing with bright, mouthwatering acidity. The flavours echo the nose. A medium-long finish.



Eau Vivre PN 2013


2013 Pinot Noir

Eau Vivre


Gold Medal

Garnet red with hints of brick and medium intensity. The nose is complex and layered with Burgundian aromas of cherry, smoke, leather, meat, earth and forest floor. Well balanced with velvety smooth tannins. The palate is layered and echoes the nose, followed by a lingering finish.


Eau Vivre CF 2012

2012 Cabernet Franc

Eau Vivre


Gold Medal

Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of cassis, dust, chocolate, earth, pepper, raspberry, blackberry and plums. Well balanced with smooth silky tannins. Mouth-watering luscious fruit on the palate with fruit lingering on the palate.


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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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