2-5 Sun Feb 3 Staff Picks

2-5 pm Sunday Staff Favourites for February

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Tracey’s Picks

Chaberton 2011 Cuvee Blanc
A refreshing versatile white wine with hints of peach and tangerine followed by a delightfully crisp, finish.  A perfect choice with
chicken, fish and white-sauce pasta dishes.
$12.49 or $21.99/1.5L

Arrowleaf 2010 Pinot Noir
Plenty of red berry fruit aromas.  Light to medium bodied wine with a silky texture and smooth tannins.  Recommended with chicken, duck, wild mushroom sauces or Gruyere cheese.  $13.49

Twila’s Pick

Chaberton 2011 Cuvee Rouge
Great value everyday wine.  Light in body, this red wine is subtly oaked with pleasant accents of plum and red cherries packed with flavour and a zesty finish. Food Pairings: Beef dishes, pastas with red sauce, burgers, steaks and spicy Cajun cuisine.  $13.49/ 750ml or $21.40 1.5L

 

Upcoming Tastings Every Friday & Saturday 3-6 pm

Upcoming Tastings 3-6 pm Fridays & Saturdays

  • Feb 1 & 2 Staff Picks 
  • Feb 8 & 9 Valentine Wine Tasting Wines that woo your Valentine! 
  • Township 7 is here and is the Winery of the Month for February!

3-6 pm Fri Jan 24 Inniskillin Wine Tasting

2009 Pinot Blanc Rsv.
This wine displays bright straw colour and has intense tropical fruit and apple aromas supported by citrus notes and a crisp refreshing finish.Pairs well with grilled salmon or Caesar salad. Try this wine also with Colby or Feta cheese. $13.99

2008 Marsanne Roussanne
This blend of 50% Marsanne and 50% Rousanne displays vivid floral aromas with hints of apple and pear. This medium bodied wine has ripe pear and almond flavours that are well balanced with crisp acidity on the finish. $19.99

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 90% Cabernet and 10% Merlot. It has an intense cherry red colour and a complex nose of pepper, cherry and spice. The palate reveals a firm, well- rounded tannin with juicy cherry, ripe red berry and toasty oak flavours. This robust red is lovely to sip on its own or perfectly paired with grilled and roasted meats such as beef, pork and lamb. It can also be enjoyed with dark chocolate and strong hard cheeses.  $16.99

2008 Dark Horse Meritage
Careful blending of the individually crafted wine has yielded a deep purple toned wine with ripe cherry and chocolate aromas, firm tannins, and rich flavours of vanilla-infused oak and plum.  Try this Meritage with roast beef, ribs, or lamb. Pairs well with aged cheddar or dark chocolate $24.99

 

3-6 pm Saturday Jan 25 Patrick from Vista Doro is here pouring

 3-6 pm Saturday Winery Tasting
Patrick the owner of Vista Doro Winery will be here pouring:

2009 Murphy’s Law
Everything that Can go Right Will go Right!
Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Syrah blended and aged for three years in oak. We hope you’ll agree – our continued attempts to overturn this age old law, are well worth the effort! $29.40

2007 D’oro
The ONE that started it all! The flagship of Vista D’oro, this fortified walnut wine is a blend of North Okanagan Marechal Foch, Central Okanagan Merlot & Cabernet Franc, Fraser Valley Green Walnuts and Okanagan Brandy. 13 months in French and American oak. This artisanal fortified port-style wine is made from BC’s finest vinifera and hand made in small batches. A truly unique offering. $49.43

 

3-6 pm Fri & Sat Tasting New Wines, New Wineries and Award Winners

3-6 pm Friday Jan 18 & Saturday Jan 19 tasting feature

Come taste these new wines, new wineries and a Lt. Gov. Award-Winner:

Eau Vivre 2009 Gewürztraminer
Intense nose of white flowers, orange blossoms and candied fruit. The palate is equally balanced with soft acids and lush fruit mouth-feel, produced in the classic dry but fruity style. Designed with medium body and plush, rich fruit this wine has the profile of a much sweeter wine. This small lot production of 2009 Gewürztraminer is made from 100% Similkameen grapes. With only 200 cases produced this very popular wine is building a following of fans and will surely sell out. $17

Gold Hill 2011 Pinot Gris
The wine is layered with aromas of pear, apricots, citrus and hints of grassy notes. This balanced wine finishes clean with after notes of honeydew and pear. Enjoy with seafood and light cream pasta dishes. BC VQA Seafood, light cream pasta dishes.$18

Eau Vivre 2009 Pinot Noir
Winner of the 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines.  This Pinot has serious charm and flavor on both the nose and palate. Aromas of cigar box, beet root and dried flowers only help elevate the spiciness and cherry flavors on the palate. Cranberry and oak also play a lesser role on the finish, but help enhance the length and polish the tannin. $19

Garry Oaks 2008 Zweigelt Zeta
Lush, fruit-forward red made from estate-grown Zweigelt grapes. We are one of the few wineries in British Columbia (and the first on the Coast) to grow this exciting Austrian varietal. Black cherry, floral and spice flavours are complemented by vanilla notes. Zeta pairs well with dishes that have sweet-spicy or fruit-based sauces (e.g. BBQ ribs, Moroccan lamb), salads with balsamic dressing, or strong cheeses (especially blue). No mistaking the gender of this wine (we call it wine with cleavage). $22.99

Vista Doro 2007 D’oro
“The complexity of tastes in this port-like wine are apparent with the first sip. Fraser Valley walnuts, picked green and long-soaked in an Okanagan gamay brandy begin the taste experience. Cigar box, medicine chest, shoe leather—there’s a warm and slightly-spicy cherry roundness to this rich mélange of organics, all carried in a Bordeaux-type blend of Okanagan merlot, cabernet franc and marachel foch harvests that linger long on the palate.” Duncan Holmes $49.43