From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am including a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’. It will be much like the wine reviews, except that it will feature wines that have … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2022 Chardonnay Fort Berens Lillooet, BC $24.99 Pale straw with medium-light intensity.  The nose shows aromas of melon, citrus, tropical fruit, banana, almond, and vanilla.  Good balance.  The flavours echo the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  An enjoyable glass of wine when making dinner. 90 Points 2022 Sauvignon Blanc (Anarchy) Mayhem Okanagan Falls, BC … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2021 Chardonnay (McLean Creek Vineyard) Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Falls, BC $32.26 Lemon yellow with medium intensity.  The nose is fresh and appealing with aromas of lemon, lime, Golden Delicious apples, butter, toast, and honeydew.  Well balanced with a creamy texture.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-long lingering finish.  An absolute delight … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2020 Chardonnay (Reserve) Deep Roots Naramata, BC $26.00 Golden yellow with medium intensity. The nose shows aromas of Golden Delicious apple, lemon, a touch of grilled pineapple, caramel and almond.  Very good balance.  Creamy on the palate with mouth-watering fruit that follows the nose.  A medium-long finish. Very good value. 92 Points 2022 Gewürztraminer Meyer … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2022 Chardonnay (Okanagan Valley) Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Falls, BC $20.96 Pale straw with medium-light intensity.  Just a deft touch of oak on the nose enhances the fruit, primarily apple, lemon, mandarin peel, peach, and tropical fruit.  Good balance.  Crisp on the palate followed by a medium-plus finish.  What’s not to like about a wine … Read more

L’Abattoir Partners with Wines of British Columbia to Present a Series of Regional Wine Dinners

The series will focus on some of the province’s best and brightest producers.

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2022 Sauvignon Blanc Mayhem Okanagan Falls, BC $20.97 Pale lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, green apple, honey, toast, and grass on the nose.  Good balance.  Bright on the palate with citrus, melon, and tropical fruit.  A medium-plus finish.  At only 12% ABV, this is a lovely crisp and refreshing patio … Read more

From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am including a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’. It will be much like the wine reviews, except that it will feature wines that have … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2022 Chardonnay Gray Monk Okanagan Centre, BC $29.99 Lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Apple peel, ripe pear, minerality, citrus, a slight metallic note, pineapple, and a hint of banana on the nose.  Good balance.  Apple, pear, pineapple, tropical fruit, and mandarin on the palate.  A medium-plus finish. 88 Points   2018 Ehrenfelser / Riesling Carter … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

  2022 Riesling Mayhem Okanagan Falls, BC $20.97 The grapes for this wine came from the Garagan Vineyard on the Naramata Bench.  They were whole-bunch pressed and aged in 73% stainless steel and 27% in neutral French oak barrels. Only 211 cases were produced.  Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  Lime, minerality, nectarine, lemon cream, peach, … Read more

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