Club SPW Tasting Notes
Club SPW Boxes & Tasting Notes
|120 MIX||120 WHITE||120 RED||150 MIX||150 WHITE||150 RED||240 MIX||240 WHITE||240 RED||300 WHITE||300 RED||360 MIX|
|Backyard Vineyards 2015 Nosey Neighbour Red||Monster Vineyards 2016 Skinny Dip Chardonnay||Backyard Vineyards 2015 Nosey Neighbour Red||Fitzpatrick 2016 Runabout White||C.C. Jentsch 2016 The Quest||Backyard Vineyards 2015 Nosey Neighbour Red||Monster Vineyards 2016 Skinny Dip Chardonnay||Monster Vineyards 2016 Skinny Dip Chardonnay||Stoneboat 2014 Pinot Noir||C.C. Jentsch 2016 The Quest||See Ya Later 2015 Ping||Corcelettes 2014 Menhir|
|Volcanic Hills 2014 Magma Red||Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc||Volcanic Hills 2014 Magma Red||Tinhorn Creek 2016 Pinot Gris||Clos du Soleil Middle Bench 2016 Pinot Blanc||See Ya Later 2015 Ping||Play Estate Winery 2015 Ad Lib||Play Estate Winery 2015 Ad Lib||Nk’mip 2014 Winemaker’s Talon||Clos du Soleil Middle Bench 2016 Pinot Blanc||Nk’mip 2014 Winemaker’s Talon||La Stella 2015 Fortissimo|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Cabernet Merlot||Intrigue 2016 Pinot Gris||Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Cabernet Merlot||Clos du Soleil Middle Bench 2016 Pinot Blanc||Tinhorn Creek 2016 Pinot Gris||Summerhill 2014 Organic Merlot||Tinhorn Creek 2016 Pinot Gris||Quail’s Gate 2016 Chenin Blanc||Gehringer Bros. 2015 Summer Night||Fitzpatrick 2016 Runabout White||Bordertown 2014 Merlot||Summerhill 2014 Organic Merlot|
|Fitzpatrick 2016 Runabout White||Hillside 2016 Rose||Adega 2013 Cabernet Franc||Summerhill 2014 Organic Merlot||Fitzpatrick 2016 Runabout White||Nk’mip 2014 Winemaker’s Talon||Arrowleaf Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris||Tinhorn Creek 2016 Pinot Gris||Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Cabernet Merlot||CC Jentsch 2013 Viognier||Stoneboat 2014 Pinot Noir||Black Hills 2014 Syrah|
|Hillside 2016 Rose||Tinhorn Creek 2016 Pinot Gris||See Ya Later 2015 Rover||Nk’mip 2014 Winemaker’s Talon||CC Jentsch 2013 Viognier||Clos du Soleil 2014 Grower’s Series Middle Bench Vineyard Syrah||Stoneboat 2016 Pinot Gris||Backyard Vineyards 2016 Nosey Neighbour||Volcanic Hills 2014 Magma Red||Quail’s Gate 2016 Chenin Blanc||Summerhill 2014 Organic Merlot||Tinhorn Creek 2012 Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc|
|Quail’s Gate 2016 Chenin Blanc||Play Estate Winery 2015 Ad Lib||Clos du Soleil 2014 Grower’s Series Middle Bench Vineyard Syrah||Black Hills 2016 Alibi||Bordertown 2014 Merlot||Clos du Soleil Middle Bench 2016 Pinot Blanc||Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc||Backyard Vineyards 2015 Nosey Neighbour Red||Intrigue 2016 Pinot Gris||Backyard Vineyards 2015 Nosey Neighbour Red|
|Niche Wine Co. 2015 Pinot Noir||Gehringer Brothers 2016 Desert Sun||Adega 2013 Cabernet Franc||Stoneboat 2016 Pinot Gris||Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Cabernet Merlot|
|Nk’mip 2014 Winemaker’s Talon||Arrowleaf Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris||See Ya Later 2015 Ping||Church & State 2015 Trebella||Gehringer Bros. 2015 Summer Night|
|Gehringer Bros. 2015 Summer Night||Fitzpatrick 2016 Runabout White||Gehringer Bros. 2015 Dry Rock Merlot||Hillside 2016 Rose||Fort Berens 2014 Meritage|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Cabernet Merlot||Summerhill 2015 Ehrenfelser||Moraine 2015 Cliffhanger Red||Hillside 2015 Muscat Ottonel||Cedar Creek 2014 Meritage|
|Volcanic Hills 2014 Magma Red||Summerhill 2015 Gewurztraminer||TIME Estate 2014 Cabernet Franc||Ex Nihilo 2015 Pinot Gris||La Stella 2015 Fortissimo|
|Backyard Vineyards 2015 Nosey Neighbour Red||Red Barn 2015 Hawk’s Lair Merlot||Fitzpatrick 2012 Brut||Volcanic Hills 2014 Magma Red|
Tasting NotesOrganized alphabetically by Winery Name. Use "Search Box" to the right to search & filter for what you want. (Sidenote: We're still adding more of our inventory of tasting notes to this database, as such, there may be a few wines that may not have been added yet.)
|WINERY||RED/WHITE||VINTAGE||WINE NAME||TASTING NOTES||PRICE|
|Adega||Red||2013||Cabernet Franc||SOLD OUT VINTAGE~BEST SELLER|
A bigger red wine, the Cab Franc is bursting with spice, black cherry, and peppery notes with hints of violet. This wine has bigger tannins and spicy flavours with underlying notes of earthiness, plum and anise. 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, cellar 4-7 years.
|Arrowleaf Cellars||Red||2014||Pinot Noir||The 2014 Solstice Pinot Noir is made from 5 clones of Pinot Noir grown in West Kelowna, Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre. The unique attributes of each clone and each vineyard contribute to the complexity of the blend. Together they showcase the typical varietal character Pinot Noir expresses in this region. The wine is aged in French oak puncheons for 12 months to add structure and finesse. Solstice Pinot Noir reflects the essence of our surroundings and our commitment to quality. A medium-bodied Pinot Noir showing cherry, raspberry, hints of spice, rose petal and subtle, well-integrated oak components. On the palate it is silky, yet it has the structure and flavor to be paired with rich dishes such as duck confit or an earthy mushroom risotto.|
BEST OF CLASS/GOLD MEDAL- OKANAGAN SPRING VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
BRONZE MEDAL- 2016 All Canadian Wine Championships
|Arrowleaf Cellars||White||2016||Pinot Gris||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
Ripe apple, pear, peach and delicate floral aromas. The palate shows good minerality and extract, with refreshing acidity and fruit flavour on the finish. Try it with glazed salmon, crab cakes, mild Indian curries or vegetable lasagna.
BEST OF CLASS/GOLD MEDAL- OKANAGAN SPRING VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|Backyard Vineyards||Red||2015||Nosey Neighbour Red||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER~GREAT VALUE|
A perfect blend of 39% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 14% Syrah, and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is extremely approachable, rich and well rounded. The nose hints of vanilla, pomegranate, eucalyptus and chocolate. The palate is bright and fruit forward, displaying raspberries, strawberry jam and currants, Pairs well with ribs, burgers and tomato based Italian dishes.
SILVER MEDAL- New World International Wine Competition
|Backyard Vineyards||White||2016||Nosey Neighbour White||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER |
A delightful blend of Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnays. Brilliant light gold simmer sets the tone for this extremely aromatic white blend. Pear, Royal Gala apples, pineapple and a variety of tropical fruits greet the nose, while the friendly and inviting palate boasts notes of baked apple crisp, tangerine, lemon, lime and waves of lychee.
|Black Hills||Red||2014||Syrah||BEST SELLER~NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Delicate and elegant, this year’s Syrah offers hints of Mocha, ripe plum, and violets on the nose. Caramel, and silky soft tannins dominate the palate with a mouth-watering finish. This wine will pair perfectly with wild game and red meat dishes. Rich dishes featuring duck or goose would also pair very nicely. - Graham Pierce, Winemaker
BEST OF CLASS/DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL- SPRING BEST OF BC VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|Black Hills||White||2016||Alibi||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
This Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon Bordeaux blend opens with tropical notes of juicy pineapple
and mango with hints of granny smith apply and lemon peel. Bright racy acidity shows through with grapefruit notes but is balanced by a creamy and round texture resulting from the batonage process the Semillon underwent during its time in neutral puncheons. This Alibi’s freshness combined with its medium body would pair beautifully with seafood, particularly scallops- Winemaker Graham Pierce. Blend: 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillion.
SILVER MEDAL- SPRING BEST OF BC VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|Bordertown||Red||2014||Merlot||NEW WINE IN STORE|
Merlot is a staple of the South Okanagan and from our Estate Vineyards comes this version, which offers up a cacophony of aromas and flavours that will surprise and amaze. It balances ripe red fruits, black raspberry, and rhubarb with pepper, herbs and spices, stewed plums and a hint of mint, all within an integrated oak structure . It has a medium body and wonderfully supple tannins. It’s a wine for Italian sausage, spaghetti with meatballs, burgers, and braised short ribs.
SILVER MEDAL- SPRING BEST OF BC VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|C.C. Jentsch||Red||2013||The Chase||BEST SELLER |
Cabernet Sauvignon 32.5%, Cabernet Franc 32.5%, Merlot 30%, Petit Verdot 3%, Malbec 2%. Deep ruby red in colour. Toasty vanilla oak intertwines with rich mocha, dark chocolate and ripe blackcurrants. It shows hints of Christmas cake and classic white pepper notes. Soft and supple, with a fine grained structure and excellent length. The toast and red/black fruits are very apparent on the mid palate. Drinking fabulously right now, this wine will integrate more over time and become more elegant.
BRONZE MEDAL- 2017 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL- 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada
BRONZE MEDAL- 2015 ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
BRONZE MEDAL- 2015 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
|C.C. Jentsch||White||2013||Viognier||LIBRARY VINTAGE|
Bursting with white peach and orchard blossom, this fresh and full bodied wine awakens the senses. Lemon, pineapple and a touch of almond linger on the finish yet its racy freshness compliments a variety of dishes.
GOLD MEDAL- BEST OF BC VARIETAL AWARDS 2016
SILVER MEDAL- NORTHWEST WINE SUMMIT 2015
SILVER MEDAL- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2015
BRONZE MEDAL- INTERVIN INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2016
|C.C. Jentsch||White||2016||The Quest||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
This unoaked white blend shows complex aromas of ripe stone fruits, white flowers and acacia with a hint of rose petal and pear. On the palate, it is vibrant yet smooth with flavours of wet flint, green apple and a mineral complexity that leads to a refreshing limezest finish. Great party starter with appetizers like pastries or dips, for example sliced apple and cream cheese. Also nice with brunch, cheese platters or a chicken salad sandwich. 74% Unoaked Chardonnay, 20% Viognier, 6% Gewürztraminer.
|Cedar Creek||Red||2014||Mertiage||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Have you ever been on a team with someone who makes everyone around them better? In this wine, that someone is Malbec. At 24% of the blend, Malbec brings out the best in the Cabernet Franc (39%), Merlot (26%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (8%) and Petit Verdot (3%) that make up the rest of the Meritage. And by deciding to make our Meritage a full one-fourth Malbec, we’re not just using it as the ultimate team player, but also bringing its own jammy, blueberry notes to the forefront — something that makes this plush red blend really stand out. All our winemaking decisions get the same attention to detail as the Meritage does. And the results show in every bottle. On that, you have our word. A Not-So-Little, Little Thing: The Cabernet Franc in this blend is from our Haynes Creek Vineyard in Osoyoos. Planted in 2007/08, its maturity is just beginning to reveal itself. Tasting Notes We smell - An herbal quality. Almost the leaf of a raspberry. Food Pairing Notes Civet de sanglier (wild boar stew). Other Notes We’d also pair it with Gustav Mahler’s, Symphony No. 2. Substantial, but not overbearing. (Composition: 39% Cab. Franc, 26% Merlot, 24% Malbec, 8% Cab. Sauv,3% Petit Verdot)
|Church & State||White||2015||Trebella||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
Vibrant yellow and straw in colour, this wine offers a complex array of aromas including lemon crème, nectarine, vanilla, and some notes of herbal tea and acacia flowers. On the palate, the flavours are framed in a smooth creamy mouthfeel that is rich and generously textured. Additional flavours of yeast, honey, and lanolin can be found along with notes of toasty oak. A firm core of vibrant acidity holds everything together.
SILVER MEDAL- DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2017
|Clos du Soleil||Red||2014||Grower’s Series Middle Bench Vineyard Syrah||NEW WINE IN STORE~ORGANIC|
Our first ever Syrah, this unique wine is featured as part of the acclaimed “Grower’s Series”. This exclusive and limited production Syrah is an opportunity to see a whole new side of Clos du Soleil. It is a brilliant purple red in the glass. The perfumed nose of this wine envelopes the taster with aromas of freshly crushed raspberries and black currants. On the palate a bright and fresh acidity is met with these same flavours of fresh wild raspberries and is accented with notes of blackcurrant, cola, and a hint of cloves. Soft and supple in the mouth, with very fine tannins.
|Clos du Soleil||White||2016||Middle Bench Pinot Blanc||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~ ORGANIC|
This Pinot Blanc, one of Clos du Soleil's acclaimed "Grower's Series", hails from a vineyard on the Middle Bench Road in Keremeos. On the nose this wine is a tightly-woven tapestry of tangerine, nectarine, and pear, with subtle floral highlights. This carries through to the elegantly-expressed palate of crunchy, sun-ripened apple and pear, some citrus notes, and just a hint of spicy pepper. Perfectly balanced, light, clean and soft, this is a wine flush with the flavours of the Similkameen summertime. Medium-bodied, this wine is perfect for pairing with grilled fish, pastas with olive oil and fresh vegetables, or just a lazy summer afternoon.
GOLD MEDAL- OKANAGAN SPRING VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|Corcelettes||Red||2014||Menhir||NEW WINERY RELEASE!|
Our flagship wine hails from the rocky soils of Middle Bench Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley. The nose of this wine is full of pipe tobacco, black cherry, and dried herbs. The chewy, layered palate echoes those same tobacco and black cherry notes along with dark ripe plum and coffee. The texture is rich and velvety, with a hint of slate minerality and a long spicy finish. (Cab Sauv 60%, Syrah 40%) ONLY 195 CASES PRODUCED!
|Ex Nihilo||White||2015||Pinot Gris||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
The grapes were handpicked off of both the Ex Nihilo Estate vineyard and the Seacrest Rd vineyard in late October. Whole cluster press and fermented in La Garde stainless tanks. The Gris went through a long, cool fermentation with extended time on lees. This bright Pinot Gris boasts complexity with a round medium bodied mouthfeel and balanced acidity. Aromas of ripe pear, apricots and sweet spring fruit blossoms capture the senses. Flavours of peaches, dried apricots with hints of pink grapefruit that tease the palate. The finish is satisfying with lingering orchard stone fruits and citrus.
|Fitzpatrick||White||2012||Brut||STAFF FAVOURITE |
Fitz Brut is our signature Cuvée, which is a French term for blend. Ours is made with a combination of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and starting in 2015, a hint of Meunier.
We take a vintage approach to our Brut much like the Grower Champagnes of France where we adjust the blend percentages from vintage to vintage and strive to evoke a clear statement on the year, terroir and people who contributed to the wine’s development. Fitz Brut spends no less than 24 months aging on lees.
|Fitzpatrick||White||2016||Runabout White||NEW WINE IN STORE~CLUB SPW RELEASE|
This five grape blend has a little bit of something for everyone in it, and contains all of the white grapes grown at our estate vineyard. Technically-speaking, it’s the second press of our grapes – the first press going to the varietal wines – that we set aside specifically for a white blend. The 2016 vintage is a substantial wine owing both to the heat of the vintage as well as the 40% Chardonnay and 30% Gewurztraminer that make up the majority of the finished wine. Ripe peach, lychee and rose petal on the nose. Slightly sweet, but not quite off dry, Runabout has excellent balance between acidity and sweetness that makes for an approachable, versatile wine. Every white grape planting and every soil type at our estate vineyard is represented in this blend – a true taste of the estate. Throw some whole rainbow trout on the BBQ. 621 cases produced. Blend: 40% Chardonnay, 30% Gewürztraminer, 11% Ehrenfelser, 11% Riesling, 8% Pinot Blanc.
|Fort Berens||Red||2014||Mertiage||SOLD OUT VINTAGE~BEST SELLER|
Our 2014 Meritage is a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. This primarily estate grown wine is a juicy, big red blend that is lush with flavours of ripe red fruit, smoky bacon, and roasted red peppers. Savour this beautifully balanced wine with hearty dishes or grilled meats.
|Gehringer Bros.||Red||2015||Summer Night||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
This light and mellow red, communicates the warmth of summer’s night. A blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, Summer Night delivers enjoyable aromas of strawberry, plum and spice. Excellent with breads, grilled meats, pastas and cheeses.
|Gehringer Bros.||White||2016||Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER~STAFF FAVOURITE|
In the heart of North America’s most northern desert, is the home of Dry Rock Vineyards. The vineyard is known for its unique microclimate, southern exposure and rocky soils. Maintaining lower crop levels, offers higher concentrations of intense flavours. Fresh notes of grapefruit, melon and gooseberries shine through in this elegant Sauvignon Blanc. Dry and refreshingly crisp, it makes for a food-friendly wine. Will pair well with today's lighter foods. A great lunch and summer patio wines. Enjoy!
Double Gold Medal -Cascadia Wine Competition 2017
Best of Varietal - Okanagan Spring Wine Festival 2017
Silver Medal - Indy International Wine Competition 2017
Silver Medal - All Canadian Wine Championships 2017
Silver Medal- Los Angeles International Wine Awards 2017
|Gehringer Bros.||White||2016||Desert Sun||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Growing nine different white varieties offers the opportunity to paint a brilliant collage of subtle flavours. The firm and lively acidity allows beautiful fruit aromas to unfold. Interweaving an exotic selection of whites, this wine delivers a delicious lineup of aromas suggesting peaches, pears, gooseberries and strawberries. The bright crisp acidity mingles with delicate citrus notes. A versatile and very social wine. Cheers! This is a wine for every occasion: picnic, patio, social, and a great accompaniment to today’s lighter foods. Pair with grilled chicken, pork, salmon & shrimp as well as pastas & salads. A wine to serve when not sure of a guest's preference...sure to be enjoyed!
Silver Medal - Cascade Wine Competition 2017
Silver Medal - Indy International Wine Awards 2017
Bronze Medal - Los Angeles International Wine Awards 2017
|Gehringer Bros.||Red||2016||Dry Rock Cabernet Merlot||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER~ GREAT VALUE|
In the heart of North America’s most northern desert, is the home of Dry Rock Vineyards. The vineyard is known for its unique microclimate, southern exposure and rocky soils. Maintaining lower yielding crop levels, offers higher concentrations of intense flavours. A stylish and tradiontal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, gives essences of plums, cassis, chocolate, and spice. Tannins are smooth and soft, with subtle French oak notes. Partners well with lamb. Enjoy!
SILVER MEDAL- Indy International Wine Competition 2017
|Hillside||White||2015||Muscat Ottonel||Muscat Ottonel was the first variety planted at the Hillside farm, and has been a favorite here for over 30 years, achieving “cult” status with the wine-savvy. Small scale production results it an early sell-out every vintage. Over the last few seasons, extra care in the vineyard have brought these old vines to excellent health. An early and consistently warm 2015 summer produced some of the best fruit we have had from these blocks. In fact, the winemaking team is so excited we pushed for an early release! This wine has lovely floral aromas and hints of spice. Pairs beautifully with fish, sushi, Thai, and yes, fresh air!||24.00|
|Hillside||White||2016||Rose||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
Bright aromas of wild flowers and field berries, red cherry and raspberry on the palate, and a juicy finish that goes on and on. . . this Rosé is a blend of primarily Merlot with bits of Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. Cheese! Charcuterie! Smoked salmon! A super ripe vineyard block of Merlot was crushed directly to the press, given 4 hrs skin contact, then pressed and blended with small portions of juice drained (saignée) during cold soak from blocks of Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Fermented cool in stainless steel leaving a small amount of residual sugar remaining, for an off-dry finish.
GOLD, Best in Class, Cascadia Wine Competition, OREGON, 2017
|Intrigue||White||2016||Pinot Gris||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~CLUB SPW ONLY ~SUPER LIMITED |
Ripe Pinot Gris grapes are a bluish colour, giving the wine a deep coral hue, or just a hint of pale straw. These grapes were grown in three vineyards, one in East Kelowna, the second on a West facing slope in Oyama, and the third in the Davis Vineyard, located beside our wine shop. An early start to the growing season allowed the fruit to ripen with fantastic flavours of lychee, strawberry, and Asian pear. Elegant rhubarb and honey aromas combine to create a full bodied wine balanced with a touch of acidity. Try this Pinot Gris with garlic prawns, lemon Greek potatoes, or candied bacon.
|La Stella||Red||2015||Fortissimo||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~LIBRARY WINE|
Fortissimo is our way of paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany who challenged the traditions of winemaking in the 50s and 60s to gain recognition for their wines. 2015 Fortissimo is comprised of 63% Merlot,17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Sangiovese and 9% Cabernet Franc. Albeit young, this wine is as outstanding as we thought it would be; all the components are married seamlessly together. The large format puncheons and Hungarian/Slavonian oak are evident in the subtle way the oak is present. Overall the wine has fantastic layers of flavour and nuances. Bing cherry mingles with red and black cherry fruit. Herbal underbrush notes meet tobacco notes and damp earth. One built for early to mid-term drinking, as well as cellaring with a medium+ aging curve ahead. Pair with Veal Osso Bucco or Tuscan Roast Lamb with a rosemary crust.
|Monster Vineyards||White||2016||Skinny Dip Chardonnay||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER |
Bright yellow in colour. Bold aromas of melon and orange blossom with gentle hints of honeysuckle [on the nose]. Flavours of apple pie, stone fruit, and sweet lemon arrive first. Impressive notes of ripe pear conquer the mid-palate which finishes with lingering guava notes.
|Moraine||Red||2015||Cliffhanger Red||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
This version of Cliffhanger Red is comprised of Malbec and Merlot grapes that were produced on the Anastasia vineyard. Bottling took place after 4 months in French oak, creating mouth-watering aromas of raspberries, blackberries, and cassis married together with mocha and milk chocolate. The tannins are quite soft and easy to approach. Allow your palate to navigate a firm acidity without the presence of sour undertones. Be sure to take notice of the fruitful flavors of cherries, both red and black, swirled in with mocha and chocolate. Pair this wine with some Italian-style sausages, beef wellington, or a plate of jambalaya, simply to die for. One of our best selling red blends of 2015.
2014 VINTAGE AWARDS:
Silver Medal, International Fingers Lake Wine Competition NY USA, 2016
|Niche Wine Co.||White||2015||Pinot Noir||NEW WINE IN STORE~SOLD OUT AT WINERY |
This dynamic wine is light enough for salmon and rich enough for duck. Hints of Sandalwood and vanilla on the nose and flavours of redcurrant and strawberry on the palate, make this the kind of wine that really gets along with everyone.
GOLD MEDAL- OKANAGAN SPRING WINE AWARDS 2017
|Nk’mip||Red||2014||Winemaker’s Talon||NEW VINTAGE |
This smooth red blend contains 51% Syrah, 18% Cab Sauv, 15% Malbec, 13% Cab Franc, 3% Merlot. Named for the mythical Thunderbird, the Talon exhibits rich colour and full aromatics of black currant, pepper anise and cedar followed by layers of chocolate and tobacco.
SILVER MEDAL- OKANAGAN SPRING VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|Play Estate Winery||White||2015||Ad Lib||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
Bordeaux style white made of 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillion. Really amazing acidity creates a mouth- watering quality. Perfect with oysters! No intervention in winemaking with this wine, no added chemicals or acid to change the composition.
Harvested early September while the Sauvignon Blanc is packed with its famous acidity. The blending of Semillion with the acidic Sauvignon Blanc softens up the wine and truly shows it smoothness. The wine is un-oaked and dry, aromas of ripe citrus fruit, kiwi, and green guava.
|Quail’s Gate||White||2016||Chenin Blanc||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Pale lemon in the glass, honeysuckle, grass, citrus, pear and melon mingle together on the nose. The palate is dry with surprisingly complex with beautifully balanced acidity, lovely weight and mid-palate texture, along with its characteristic stony mineral note. This wine is made for fresh, sustainable, BC seafood, including freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, wild BC spot prawns, mussels and ceviche. We also recommend pairing with local goat cheese salads.
GOLD MEDAL- OKANAGAN SPRING VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|Red Barn||Red||2015||Hawk’s Lair Merlot||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Starting on the nose, you are greeted with wild blueberries, violets and red plums. Our medium-bodied Merlot then overflows with flavours of black cherry, more blueberries, coffee and spice. Smooth, delightful, with a long finish that has touches of cedar from oak aging. Our Merlot pairs well with wine-braised stews, roasted duck and fresh pasta with marinara sauce. Its fruit forward style makes it a natural companion for Comté. Few “go-to ingredients” we particularly enjoy are rosemary, thyme, black olive and dried berries. GREAT VALUE.
|See Ya Later||Red||2015||Ping||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Aromas of cassis, cherry, red plum, smokey oak, some vanilla and mocha notes. Flavours of red fruits with a hint of earthiness and vanilla. Semi firm tannins which feel luscious on the palate. Medium acidity to balance the fruit shows up on the long finish. Pair with roast beef, T-bone steak, grilled lamb, meatball pasta and bold cheese such as sharp cheddar, parmesano reggiano, and asiago.
|See Ya Later||Red||2015||Rover||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER |
Shiraz with just a splash of Viognier blended in. Why you ask? Viognier brings out the bright colour and rich aromatics of the wine! This wine greets you with pepper and spice with lots of floral notes and hints of vanilla from months of barrel aging. On the palate there is a bounty of dark fruit with the pepper/spice in the back ground. Plentiful tannins give the wine a great mouth feel, and the finish is pleasing with just a touch of fruit sweetness. Pulled pork and classic slow cooked BBQ are the perfect pairing for this rich Shiraz.
|Stoneboat||Red||2014||Pinot Noir||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
Bold but delicate, this wine offers concentrated red fruits scented with earthy spice. Layers of violet, green tea and rich currant flavours linger on the palate, with silky tannins offering up a deliciously smooth finish. Balanced acidity and sturdy structure ensure that this Pinot will cellar well. Multiple small-lot fermentations of five clones from two vineyards were key to maximizing the complexity of the finished wine.
|Stoneboat||White||2016||Pinot Gris||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~LIMITED PRODUCTION|
Pinot Gris is one of the varieties that is most expressive of our soils, consistently presenting a unique stony, mineral quality and intense grapefruit zest characters.
|Summerhill||Red||2014||Organic Merlot||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Fruit forward, medium bodied Merlot with expressive notes of blackberry plum, cherry, and hints of cocoa Food Pairing Notes: Grass-fed steak, or just about anything from the grill- including darker fishes, hard cheeses, wild mushrooms and olives. Winemakers Notes: Made simply and naturally, from a combination of Summerhill’s organic vineyards, to express the pure essence of the fruit. Nine months in neutral oak barrels allowed the wine to concentrate and harmonize.
SILVER MEDAL- OKANAGAN SPRING VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
|Summerhill||White||2015||Ehrenfelser||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Tropical aromas with notes of apricot, white peach, and citrus. It is tough to focus on just one fruit flavour in this fresh and lively patio sipper. Lovingly known as the “hot tub” wine by its followers. Winemakers Notes A blend of of fruit from Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna and Nk`mip Vineyard in Oliver. A cold stabilized stopped fermentation leaves unfermented grape sugar to balance the natural acidity and carry the vibrant fruit character through the length of the palate. Food Pairing This will be a perfect accompaniment to Thai Green Curry, Sushi or picnic sandwiches. But, as the nickname suggests, will be greatly enjoyed in the hot tub or in a casual social setting with or without food.
|Summerhill||White||2015||Gewurztraminer||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE|
Classic off-dry Gewürztraminer style, with delicious lychee fruit, white peach, cantaloupe and rose petal. Food Pairing Notes: Pair with highly spiced, or aromatic dishes containing duck, chicken, pork or even crab. Winemaker’s Notes: The steady summer heat, paired with a cool September, and warm October, allowed this aromatic white to develop fresh flavours, tropical aromas and vibrant acidity.
|TIME Estate||Red||2014||Cabernet Franc||BEST SELLER |
This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc, aged in a combination of small French and American oak barrels.On the nose, classic aromas of red berries, black cherries, and hints of pepper and sage. On the palate, well-rounded flavours of plum and blackberry. Tannins are softly structured; however, this wine should continue to develop in bottle through 2021. A consistent best seller and the 2014 vintage is even better than the 2013! A perfect everyday sipper.
|Tinhorn Creek||Red||2012||Oldfield Series Cabernet Franc||LIBRARY VINTAGE~SARDIS PARK ONLY |
Great deep purple colour. Crushed ripe black cherries and pomegranate on the nose. Dried herbs and spicy oak tones give layers of complexity. Ripe blackberries, black licorice, smoke and a dark chocolate finish with dusty tannins giving beautiful length and old world charm.
We are really excited to have this wine for CLUB SPW. It’s usually only for the Tinhorn Oldfield wine club but we worked our magic and got it for ours too! Enjoy!
93 points - John Schreiner
92 points - Rick VanSickle.
89 points - Michael Godel
|Tinhorn Creek||White||2016||Pinot Gris||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~BEST SELLER|
Beautiful soft yellow and a hint of effervescence at time of release. Nose is incredibly lifted and wafts intensely from the glass. Pear, pineapple and subtle anise come first, with apple pie and lemon just behind it. Palate is fresh fruit salad, dominated by orchard fruit and nashi pear, finishing with tropical fruit, citrus and banana. Lots of fruit sweetness this year. Great approachability and will pair well with a large assortment of cheeses and lighter meat dishes.
GOLD MEDAL- BC BEST OF VARIETAL AWARDS 2017
91 points – John Schreiner “The wine presents in the glass with a light golden glint. The appeal continues with aromas of pear and apple mingled with citrus and spice. On the palate, there is an absolute fruit salad of flavour – pear, nectarine and citrus. The wine has generous weight on the palate, with a finish that is both luscious and refreshing”
|Volcanic Hills||Red||2014||Magma Red||NEW VINTAGE RELEASE~GREAT VALUE|
It’s light-medium ruby in colour, fruity with aromas of cherry, plum, vanilla/light smoke with hints of white pepper, herbs and floral. On the palate it’s a mix of red and dark berries, vanilla, smoke, with just a touch of pepper on the finish. Medium acidity with integrated light tannin makes this a fantastic food wine. Serve at 16 - 18⁰C and best consumed within 4 - 6 years of vintage. Blend: Zweigelt,Marechal Foch, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gamay. It’s delicious with barbeques, spaghetti and meatballs, stews and casseroles, chicken parmesan, lamb, game, venison and roasts.