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The Best of 2017

Robert's Selection reflects wines we have enjoyed in our home, at a friends or dining out. This means our selections are based on a glass or more of each wine in a relaxed and enjoyable surrounding. 2017 produce some really remarkable wines. Perhaps some are scored two high, but when you give a good wine a 92 and find on slightly better it gets a 94 and so on. All the wines listed here are worth seeking out and buying! For more detailed information on each wine see Robert's Selections

 

Chaberton Estate Winery

1064-216th St.,
Langley, BC V2Z 1R3

We found our selves frequent visitors at this Fraser Valley winery in 2017. They have an excellent cellar of wines.

It was the Reserve Bacchus 2016 that we purchased over and over again. It starts with a nice aroma, tantalizes the taste buds with lime and pear. Followed by a smooth lasting finish. 97

The Reserve Bacchus 2015 is also a notable wine score a 95


Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery

1140 - 27th Ave St
Creston BC

This Kootenay BC Vineyards in Creston has produced some amazing wines. Its 2015 Récolte Blanche a fresh blend of Pinot Gris,Schoenburger, Kerner and Gewürztraminer one of the best wines I have had the pleasure to enjoy. 96

The wine is hard to find but I did score twice in 2017. We also listed this wine last year but when your GOOD your GOOD! 96

 


Backyard Vineyards

3033–232nd Street
Langley, BC

The Fraser Valley once again makes our list in back to back years with their 2015 Gewürztraminer. We enjoyed a number of bottles over the summer. 96

Winemaker James Cambridge doing an amazing job as the wineries popularity grows.

 


Blackwood Lane Estate Winery

25180 8 Ave,
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2G8

The jewel in the Aldergrove's country side. It is alway a please to visit Carlos, Kim and Kelli at the winery with its new patio. Among their impressive cellar is Alliance 2009.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this is Blackwood Lane’s Signature wine. 95


Chaberton Estate Winery

1064-216th St.,
Langley, BC V2Z 1R3

Once again another outstanding wine from Chaberton The 2016 Gamay Noir. Memorable rich flavours spicy aroma. 2016 scores 95 the 2015 - 94

We have to tip our hat, winemaker Andrea Lee wow.

 


Hidden Bench Vineyards

4152 Locust Ln, Beamsville,
ON L0R 1B0

We were very fortunate to receive a bottle of Estate Chardonnay 2014 from this Beamsville Bench, Ontario winery.

The wine plays nicely on your taste buds and warms your heart 95


Township 7

Township 7 has two location one in Langley Township and one in Naramata

Their 2016 Viognier is a true winner. With flavours of peach and honeysuckle scoring a 95

We also enjoyed the Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is full of aromas of black currant and dark cherry tempered with tobacco and graphite. 95


Inniskillin

7857 Tucelnuit Dr b,
Oliver, BC V0H 1T2

The Okanagan winery 2014 Riesling is the perfect summer wine. Its one of those bottles when emptied you wish you had more.

Wonderful lemon and lime mineral flavours good from aroma to finish

Scoring a 95


Blackwood Lane Estate Winery

25180 8 Ave,
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2G8

Carlos Lee owner/ winemaker at Blackwood Lane continuous to release quality wines. His Vicuna Roja 2012. blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Osoyoos vineyards. A hearty wine with excellent wild berry aromas, intense flavours, good finish. 95


Chaberton Estate Winery

1064-216th St.,
Langley, BC V2Z 1R3

The 2013 TRIBUTE Fortified Wine BC VQA is a sensational wine.

This fortified red wine is a tribute to the passion, dedication and commitment to Chaberton over its 25 years by everyone involved.  2013 Syrah was aged for 3 years in new French oak barrels.  Rich prune and blackberry aromas combine with a sweet caramel and mocha finish.  Enjoy ‘Tribute’ with family and friends in the manner it was made... WITH LOVE. 94

 


Krause Estate Winery

6179 248th
Langley, V4W C3

 

The award winning Cassis (Black Currant) Dessert Wine  from the Fraser Valleys best know berry farm.

The flavours are intensive! Score of 94.
The Tayberry Dessert is also amazing

 


Black Hills Estate

30880 Black Sage Road
Oliver, BC

An outstanding red wine is the Nota Bene 2015. The blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc and the wine was aged 16 months in barrel . Cherry and chocolate dominate. Those who love bold red may score this wine higher for me its an 94 .

 

 


Culmina Family Estate Winery

 4790 Wild Rose Street
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

The Trigg's family Hypothesis 2012 is a truly special wine. It ranks at the top of Barbara's favourite wines.

A rich bold blend featuring Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc. Smooth very smooth 94


La Frenz

1525 Randolph Rd,
Penticton, BC V2A 8T5

Quality is what one expects from Naramata LA Frenz winery. Their Semillon Knorr Vineyard 2016 exceeds expectations 94


Moraine Estate

1865 Naramata Road, Penticton,
British Columbia, V2A 8T9

This Naramata Bench winery makes a very nice Pinot Noir 2014. It was aged 10 month in premium French oak. Flavours of  dark chocolate, black cherries, and lingonberry 94

 


Backwood Lane Estate Winery

25180 8 Ave,
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2G8

Time to give Carlos Lee some credit for the Whites he released this year. I like his 2014 Chardonnay using grapes from the Naramata Bench Carlos has perfect his Chardonnay. An easy drinking wine perfect balance, good flavours lovely finish.  94

Also impressive was 2016 Viognier



Closson Chase

629 Closson Rd
Hillier, ON 

 

This Prince Edward County wine is a winner. The 2014 Block Chardonnay Opens with Carmel, and peach it dances on the taste buds with a creamy texture nice finish 94


Truis Winery

1249 Niagara Stone Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake,
ON L0S 1J0

Not often do we get a chance to enjoy an Ontario wine. The Show Case Riesling from the widely acclaimed Truis winery.

Extremely good, perfect on the pallet. 94

 



Pillitteri Estate

7857 Tucelnuit Dr b
Oliver, BC V0H 1T2

Who doesn't love Canada's icewine. Pillitteri has always been among the best. Their Reserve Vidal Icewine is amazing! 94

 


Mead


Festina Lente Estate Winery Ltd.

21113 16th Avenue
Langley BC, V2Z 1K3

Newly opened in 2017 . The meadery is owned by Teresa Townsley and Bill Townsley.

The Fortuna had all the flavours one would want in a mead This honey wine made with sweet and sour cherries is a classic

Even more impressive was the Silvanas with a touch of pure Canadian Maple Syrup.

 

 

Note: I live in British Columbia obtaining wines from other provinces is not easy It should be, Free Our Grapes!

Honourable mention

Kings Court - Ontario - Wild Blueberry 92

Fashion Estate - BC - 2016 Appliqué

Hester Creek - BC - Pinot Gris -Viognier

Sandhill - BC - Small Lot Viognier 2015

Benjamin Bridge - NS - Méthode Classique Blanc De Blancs 2009

Gehringer Brothers - BC - Private Reserve Dry Riesling

Wild Goose Vineyards -BC - 2013 Merlot

Seaside Pear Winery -BC- Pinot Gris 2014
Seaside Pearl Winery - Bc - Fraser Gold Chardonnay 2016

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