3-6 Sat Dec 15 Gold Medal Winners Wine Access 2012 CWA

Gold Medal Winners

Calona 2011 Artist Series Unoaked Chardonnay Save $1.50 Now $13.49
This medium-bodied Chardonnay is slightly rich and soft on the palate with flavours red apple and pineapple.  Refreshing notes of lime, orange and green apple develop towards the finish, and tropical fruit and spice lingers on the end.

Wild Goose Vineyards 2011 Autumn Gold $18.99
This is one of B.C. s most awarded wines! This has been the biggest selling wine in Wild Goose history! The flavours are rose, apple, pear with a pleasant semi-dry finish. Grape juice is added to this wine to round out and balance the acid.

Nk’Mip Cellars 2010 Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir $25.90
This elegant Pinot Noir weaves rich rhubarb and field strawberry on the nose. Layers of pepper and spice seamlessly blend with earthy characteristics, influenced by balanced tannins and a delicate oak, leaving a long tasty fruit finish.

River Stone 2010 Cab Franc $25.90
Exceptional quality and depth of flavors and texture that reflect the glacial soil of River Stone on which they are grown. This wine was matured 14 months in 100% French oak and should age well up to 7 years.

Thornhaven Estates 2010 Syrah $24.90
Thornhaven’s first Vintage Syrah has aromas of blackberry, cherry, vanilla, cloves and cigar box.  Pairs with beef tenderloin, lamb or tuscan-style pork roast.

Every Monday 2-5 pm in December Grab & Go wines under $15

Grab & Go wines under $15 for Monday December 10th:

The View 2011 Red Shoe White $14.90
Red Shoe White is a pleasing Gewurztraminer, Riesling blend with aromas and flavours of zesty citrus, ripe melons and a hint of honeysuckle. An approachable, quintessential wine for everyday enjoyment. Pair with baked ham, grilled chicken & shrimp on the BBQ, fresh summer salads and an assortment of cheeses (feta, smoked Gouda and Monterrey jack).

Arrowleaf 2010 First Crush Rosé $13.99
This wine is all about strawberry, cherry and tropical fruit aromas. It finishes off dry with well-balanced fruit and acidity. Pairing suggestions first dates, second dates… weddings.  Anniversaries too.

Prospect 2009 Merlot Cabernet $13.99
Our 2009 Merlot Cabernet is full of red berry fruit, cocoa, cedar and tobacco. The ripe fruity palate offers further complexity in the form of coffee, oak spice and mint.  Excellent when paired with roasted meats and some Asian dishes. Try pairing this Merlot Cabernet with roasted chicken, pan-grilled halibut, spicy pad-thai as well as a

Grab & Go wines under $15 for Monday December 3rd:

Open 2010 Sociable Sparkling $14.99
Lively bubbles complement fresh fruity apple, floral and refreshing citrus character, with a touch of almond and toast.  Put a new twist on brunch with Open Mimosa: 2 parts cranberry-pomegranate juice with 1 part Open Sociable with a splash of lime.

 Arrowleaf 2011 First Crush White $13.99
Silver – 2012 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Very aromatic bouquet featuring citrus fruit, apple, pear and ginger. On the palate it shows a crisp, clean acidity balanced with a touch of residual sugar to accentuate the fruit flavours.  Perfect wine to celebrate the holiday season.

Cedar Creek 2010 Proprietor Red $14.90
A six varietal-blend and proof that variety is the spice of life.  what we smell Black pepper and cloves. Is that a cigar box? what we taste Red currents and ripe Bing cherries. we’d eat it with A BBQ’d burger with the works. Don’t skimp on the fried onions.

Backyard 2011 Nosey Neighbour Red $13.99
This is a blend anchored around “Zweigelt. It is a juicy textured red with jammy cherry and black currant flavours and with spicy blackberry on the finish. 88.” johnschreiner.blogspot.ca

December Tasting Events:

This December we are excited to bring the holidays to you with feature wine tastings all month long.   To kick it off we are pleased to welcome our new feature winery of the month Church & State.  Please see below for our December tastings:

  • Every Sunday 2-5 pm in December Christmas made easy – Simple appetizers paired with wines.
  • Every Monday 3-6 pm in December: Grab & Go! Taste wines that are cheap and cheerful to have at the house for under $15!
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3-6 pm: Dec 11, 12 and 13 – Holiday Aspirations cheese and wine pairings as featured in The Chilliwack Progress
  • Fri 14 Upper Bench Wine Tasting 3-6 pm
  • Sat Dec 15 Gold Medal Winners Tasting 3-6 pm
  • Fri Dec 21 Mission Hill Winery Tasting 3-6 pm
  • Week before Christmas: Winter Whites and Battle of Bordeaux
  • Friday Dec 21 to Monday Dec 24 Bubblies and Fireside Favorites!


3-6 pm Tues–Thurs Dec 11-13 Holiday Inspirations Wine & Cheese Pairings

Holiday Inspirations Wine & Cheese Pairings as featured in The Chilliwack Progress:

Gray Monk 2011 Siegerrebe $17.99
Not only does it pair beautifully with the Cumin Gouda from Smits & Co.w, but it’s also a beautiful wine to have with your turkey dinner. This wine won a Gold Medal at the 2012 All Canadian Wine Awards!

Lang 2010 Reserve Riesling $19.90
Pairs deliciously with a wedge of Gouda, a baguette and some slices of tart granny apple.

Poplar Grove 2010 Chardonnay $21.90
& Church & State 2009 Pinot Noir $19.90
Paired with Lady Jane Brie, a big soft brie with quite a mushroomy element to it.

Dirty Laundry 2010 Kay-Syrah $25.99
Paired with Smits & Co.w Black Pepper Gouda. The black pepper in the Gouda meets and melds nicely with the white pepper notes in the wine.

Oak Bay 2011 Gamay Noir $15.75
Farm House La Pyramide is an exquisite, French-style goats’ milk cheese, ash-ripened to a complex, lingering flavour. One bite is never enough!

2-5 pm Every Sunday in Dec Appies & Wine – Christmas Made Easy

Sunday Dec 16 from 2-5 pm

Enjoy fresh slice apples, Vista Doro Apricot Tarragon Riesling Preserve, Smits & Co.w Gouda paired with Riesling wines:

Summerhill 2010 Organic Riesling $19.95
White Wine of the Year – 2011 BC Wine Award
Notes of apple, apricot, nougat, citrus and honeycomb. Pair with braised pork belly, seafood coconut curry, shellfish, halibut, tapas or soft white cheddar.

See Ya Later 2011 Riesling $16.99
This wine displays fresh, vibrant, bright aromas of citrus and green apple. The consistency of palate bursts with more pure fresh green apple, melon and citrus. The finish is clean and crisp.   Magical pairing with all types of Asian Cuisine – the adventurous may enjoy our Riesling with dim sum, or Asian barbecue, or an exotic fruit plate with Edam and Gouda.

Intrigue 2011 Riesling $16.90
This exquisitely balanced wine has just enough residual sugar to take the edge off the racy acidity while lifting the fruity aromas and flavours. There is a mouthful of lime and grapefruit, with good spine of minerals. 90. Enjoy this crisp Riesling with creamy dishes such as Butter Chicken.  Johnschreiner.blogspot.ca

Sun Dec 23 from 2-5 pm

Pinot Noir wines paired with Vista Doro Spiced Cranberry w/ Icewine Preserve and Farm House Camembert:

Cedar Creek Platinum 2008 Pinot Noir Save $5 Now $24.90
Strawberry, raspberry and red cherry plus cloves and soft, silky tannins Pair with sockeye salmon.

Little Straw 2007 Pinot Noir $21.90
Aged 18 month in oak.  Classic spice and cherry aromas.  Best at room temperature.  Enjoy now or cellar.  Pair with Richer flavours of beef, cheese, fish or fowl.

Tantalus 2010 Pinot Noir $20.90
“Aromas of brown sugar, violets and Bing cherry. The palate is a dance between rhubarb pie, wild raspberry and lush plum. The tannin structure runs between dusty and velvety and gives structure and mouth presence while maintaining elegance. The finish is long, providing ample opportunity to savour the wines single vineyard provenance.” Winemaker David Paterson

Oak Bay 2008 Pinot Noir $19.50
The perfect red wine for Pacific North Cuisine. Pinot Noir displays well-structured medium body, red plum and cherry notes as well as hints of tobacco, vanilla and truffles on the nose. Great with sushi and sashimi.