Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2021 Chardonnay (Micro Cuvée) Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Falls, BC $60.97 This is a wine made from select barrels and is always a small-lot wine.  Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  The nose is a cacophony of toast, butter, honey, vanilla, lemon, apple, melon, spice, fig, caramel, lanolin, and pencil shavings.  Well balanced with a full, … 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 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

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

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 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

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 going to include 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 … Read more

Wednesday Wine Reviews with @Sam_WineTeacher

2016 The White Nest Carter Wine Company Okanagan Falls, BC $24.00 Yes, it is a little odd that the 2016 is the current vintage being offered however, it has stood up quite well.  This is a blend of Chardonnay, Siegerrebe, Pinot Auxerrois, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer. Lemon yellow with medium-minus intensity.  Peach, apple, pear, white flowers, … Read more

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