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The Best of 2015

painted Rock winery photo by Robert A Bell

Painted Rock Chardonnay 2014-

Delicious our guest went wild for the flavours of this wine. Brilliant reviews from all 98.

After remarkable success producing reds Painted Rock brought Chardonnay in BC to all new level.

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Gray Monk Odyssey white Brut 2008

Outstanding ! One of the best all time sparking wines- so refreshing an absolute joy. 97

One of the most prestigious wineries in British Columbia with a proud history of producing quality wines. The owners are George and Trudy Heiss. They began back in the 1970's and were leaders in establishing the BC Estate Winery program.

 

Culmina - Hypothesis - Another hit! Everyone loved this wine A rich bold blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The blend shone with elegance and style 97

Decora 2014 a refreshing Riesling nice aromas The brilliant flavours dance around the mouth finishing with mineral and citrus. An outstanding Riesling 96

Nested in the hills of the Golden Mile is the new winery (2013) of Donald Triggs. He is joined by his wife Elanine and his Daughter Sara. They have opened stunning Culmina Family Estate Winery Producing wines that will impress you!

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Hester Creek Estate Winery

Old Vines Trebbiano Block 16 Yum now thats a wine wonderfully delicious. 96

Hester Creek is one the most respected wineries on Okanagan's Golden Mile Bench.

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Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery

2014 Mystic River Gewürztraminer here is a real winner. Its got all you want in a Gewürztraminer. It is made in a dry, elegant style, reflecting both the terroir and the maturity of the plants.  Features intense floral, citrus, mineral and rose petal notes.  96

It all began in early 1983 when founder Adolf Kruger purchased a barren piece of land east of Okanagan Falls. They have been producing quality wines ever since.

Kraze Legz

SKAHA Vineyard 2012 Rogue I can not tell you about this wine it is too good. Shhh 96.

Sorry all gone but watch for a new release.

We knew they had great wines but never did we know the sleepy little village of Kaleden had my dream winery. What a lovely location. What astonishing wines!

2012 Merlot Icewine.. Oh My delicious! A fine icewine with notes of fresh strawberry and more. You crave more 94

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Time Estate Winery

Meritage 2013 a classic! refreshing! full of flavours of honeydew and melon. Beautiful finish. Barbara and I were extremely impressed 96

Located on the Black Sage Bench co owned by Harry McWatters

Gehringer Brothers

Riesling 2013 A really great wine. The bottle was gone far too fast. A good balance of peach and apple with hints of honey. The sweetness is perfect 95.

One of the oldest family run estate winery in the Okanagan with 25 years of passionate winemaking winners of 47 Platinum awards.

CedarCreek Estate

Platinum 2012 "Block 5" Pinot Gris, smooth as smooth can be a most delicious wine bursting with flavour. The bottle was quickly emptied 95

Founded in 1986, CedarCreek released its first wines in 1987 and was one of the first 8 pioneering wineries of BC.

The Muse

2013 Ortega a personal favourite flavourable (grapefruit)and refreshing. One of the very best Ortegas. 97

Jane & Peter Ellmann have put Vancouver Island on the map with some incredible wines.

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La Stella Winery

2012 Allegretto nice aroma, great body, sensations of red and black cherry fruit Simply put is a great wine 95

2013 Fortissimo a blend of 49% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Sangiovese and 14% Cabernet Franc. Excellent ! a good wine to age. The wine has aromas and flavours of black currant and cherry 94

LaStella is situated at Osoyoos Lake in the sunny South Okanagan valley of beautiful British Columbia. The wines are named after Italian musical notes.

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Blackwood Lane

2008 Alliànce Blackwood Lanes signature wine and it is beyond good. Its outstanding! A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Full-bodied, complex and very juicy, good mix of flavours and aromas that rocks.95

Culmina Family Estate Winery

Unicus 2014 A very nice wine. It begins with mineral,citrus and peach notes as t tinkles the palate with hints of pepper and spice finishing with a burst of grapefruit. 95

John Schreiner “…what a wine!" YES it is!

From the Golden Mile Bench of BC's Okanagan.

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The View Winery

Silver Lining Estate Red. The View Estate Winery has a winner with this wine. A very nice blend of Baco/Pinotage and Merlot. Bold black cherry hints of raspberry and spices. If you love reds its your wine! 93 Barbara 95.

The View is located on the east side of the Lake in Kelowna

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Intersection Winery

Viognier - Marsanne 2013 nice flavours hints of fruit and lime ending with a twist of orange Simply a great wine . Barbara and both liked this one!! 95

The winery owned by Bruce Schmidt,is at one of the larger ‘intersections’ on Highway 97 Oliver BC

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NK' Mip Cellars What a cellar!

Winemakers Dreamcatcher - My choice! Fresh and exciting flavours that excite the nose and taste buds 97

Winemakers 2013 Talon blend contains 36% Syrah, 23% Merlot, 19% Malbec, 11% Cab Franc, and 11% Cab Sauv. Named for the mythical Thunderbird,. Barbara's choice! A blend that exhibits dark berries and plum with savoury, cedar notes. 96

Winemaker's 2012 Riesling - Excellent bursting with flavours outstanding. Classic Granny Smith apple and crisp, fresh citrus notes 95

Qwam Qwmt 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon proving once again the Okanagan can produce a great wine from this grape. full-bodied good fruit flavours 95

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Honourable Mention !

Orofino Winery - Similkameen Valley - 2012 Beleza AH! very nice black fruits mixed with spicy notes 94

Painted Rock - Okanagan - Merlot 2012 The quality matches the price $36 . The wine begins with nice aromas of plum and black cherry. The taste develops in layers a interesting flavours The texture is dense, ripe tannins. 94

Sperling Vineyards - Kelowna -2012 Speritz wow different good it bits the tongue with flavours 94 / Old Vine Foch 2013 very good nice bold flavours 94

Township7 - Naramata - 2012 Merlot crafted from the Black Sage Bench’s Blue Terrace vineyard This is an excellent wine 94

Young & Wyse Collection - Osoyoos - 2013 Viognier.. Ah one of the best Viogniers great aroma, from peach to orange blossom before bursting with tropical flavours . and a most refreshing lemon acidity 94

Skaha Vineyards 2014 Mystique a light refreshing wine blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. Most enjoyable with notes of pear pinapple and citrus fruits 94

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