Wine Wednesday Reviews by Sam_WineTeacher

Wild Goose 2011 Horizon

2011 Horizon (Bordeaux blend)
Wild Goose
Okanagan Falls, BC
Bronze Medal
Horizon is a blend of 55% Reserve Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petite Verdot. Garnet red in colour with deep intensity. A delicate, layered nose showing aromas of earth, plum, cassis, leather, spice and smoke. Good balance with medium plus body. Pleasing fruit flavours on the palate with a medium finish. This wine should continue to improve thru 2018. Serve now with tomato based pastas, grilled ribs or T-bone steaks.


Wild Goose 2013 Pinot Gris

2013 Pinot Gris
Wild Goose
Okanagan Falls, BC
Silver Medal
Yellow straw in colour with medium light intensity. The nose shows aromas of pear, apricot, apple and a hint of minerality. This is a well-balanced social style wine with good acidity to match its sweetness. The flavours echo the nose with a medium plus finish. The wine showed noticeable improvement after being opened for some time. Serve this with seafood, chicken, pork and rich white-sauced dishes.



Inniskillin 2012 Malbec

2012 Malbec
Inniskillin Discovery Series
Oliver, BC
Silver Medal
This wine, a blockbuster in 2009, opened up and improved considerably over time. Garnet red with deep intensity. Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, spice, dry chocolate and a hint of violets on the nose. Good balance with bright acidity. The flavours follow the nose with a medium plus finish. This would pair nicely with a traditional thick cut Argentine-style steak grilled over charcoal and dressed with salt and pepper.


Joie 2011 Reserve Chardonnay

2011 Chardonnay (Reserve)
Naramata, BC
Silver Medal
Yellow straw in colour with medium intensity. Apple, lemon peel, mineral, honey, butter and vanilla on the nose. Well balanced with good mouth feel. Well-integrated oak and fruit on the palate with flavours that echo the nose. A medium long finish with lingering light oak and spice. A great match for crab, salmon, bacon wrapped scallops or oven roasted chicken.



Yalumba  2009 Virgilis Viognier

2009 Viognier (The Virgilius)
Barossa Valley, Australia
Silver Medal
Yellow-green straw in colour with medium-light intensity. Delicate honey, toasty oak and white flowers on the nose. Good balance and good mouthfeel. The palate shows flavours of honey, lemon and dry apple with minerality lingering on the finish. Serve as you would an oak forward chardonnay.






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