Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Chardonnay
Okanagan Falls, BC
Made from clone 76 chardonnay, this wine is straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Aromas of apples, butter, lemon and delicate toast and honey greet the nose.  Well balanced with a creamy texture.  Flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-long finish with flavours intensifying.  Impressive!


2016 Frizzante
Summerland, BC
Cherry red in colour with medium intensity.  The nose displays aromas of cherry, strawberry pie, custard and citrus.  Good balance with pleasing flavours on the palate that echo the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.


2018 Haywire Pinot Noir
Okanagan Crush Pad
The fruit came from Summerland and Oliver and fermented on ambient yeasts in large concrete tanks separately before being bottled unfiltered.  Garnet red in colour with medium-minus intensity.  Dried cherry, vanilla, and meaty aromas on the nose.  Very good balance with silky smooth tannins. The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This wine greatly improves with decanting and time to open up.  Serve with oven baked chicken thighs.


2017 Amado Sur
Mendoza, Argentina
A blend dominated by Malbec 70% and followed by Bonarda 20% and Syrah 10%.  The wine is garnet red with deep intensity.  The nose opens with aromas of ripe berries, earth, cocoa, sweet spice and vanilla.  Well balanced with soft, smooth tannins.  Plum, blackberry, boysenberry, spice, mocha and vanilla on the palate, followed by a medium-long finish.  This wine needs decanting to show its best.


2014 Right Bank (Bordeaux Blend)
Vanessa Vineyard
Cawston, BC
Garnet/black with deep intensity.  The nose is rich, layered and complex with aromas that include red and black fruit, earth, spice and cocoa.  Very well balanced with smooth ripe tannins.  Deep concentration of flavour on the palate followed by a long lingering finish.  A very impressive wine as long as you give it ample time to breathe.

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