Robert Bell's Wines of Canada

Robert's Selections

Robert's Selections reflects wines we have enjoyed in our home, visiting friends, or dining out. Our selections are based on a glass or more of each wine in enjoyable surroundings. These are wines we recommend for your enjoyment; not every bottle we open will make this list, only the best!

Clos du Soleil Winery 2019 Winemaker's Series Pinot Blanc

A nice fruity aroma hints of Tangerine, Nectarine, and Pear. Followed bycitrus fruit and gentle hints od spice. A good wine! 93

Corcelettes Estate Winery 2018 Syrah

A nice light bodied wine aged in premium French oak barrels for 16 months, look for chalky mineral notes wrapped in rich, dark fruits with a white pepper freshness 93

Time 2016 Syrah

This excellent wine begins with wonderful aromas of Black Berries and hints if mint. On the palette black berries and cinnamon. wow 95

Okanagan Crush Pad The Bizou + Yukon Savvy Gris 2019

Wow what flavours It starts with wonderful notes of Honeysuckle followed by lemon line, pear, hints of apple and more A must buy wine. 95

Van Westen Viognier 2018

A perfection in a glass bursting with flavour. Love it 96

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2018 Merlot

A fresh, silky and complex Merlot with lots of black plum, baking spice, ripe raspberry 90

Church and State Merlot 2017

A wondeful Merlot starting with a very nice aroma of black cherry fruit and savoury herbs, On the palate, the wine is rich, full, silky and round as dark fruit flavours abound. 96

Church and State Syrah 2017

An excellent wine. Starting with a powerful aroma of ripe dark cherries and blackberries continuing through to a strong and lasting finish 95

Church and State Cabernet Franc 2016

Smooth slightly bold with raspberry highlighting the flavours. Hints of chocolate spice. 94

Church and State Sparkling Pinot Gris

Excellent a real hit at our BBQ night with friends. Nice lemon pear and ginger flavour. A lovely balance between soft acidity and ripe fruit texture. 94

Church and State Meritage 2017

Church and State Meritage is blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Its a rich wine The aromas are amazing featuring Black Cherry and Black Berries. The palate provides hints of spices and chocolate delicious. We will give this one a 95.

Church and State Roussanne 2017

The wine is soft and fresh with having a light yellow colour with a golden reflection. The wine is expressive on the nose with scents of ripe stone fruit, butter, almond, and vanilla. The flavours are carried through out and are more pronounced with each sip. 92

Backyard Social Cabernet Merlot 2018

12 months of barrel ageing (some new oak). Bold red blend with a smooth and subtle tannic backbone. On the nose Cherry, raspberry and spices. Followed by flavours of cranberries and plum 94

40 Knots Stocky Pinot Gris 2017

perfection in a bottle SMOOTH! Favourable abound! 98

40 Knots Petite Milo 2018

A wonderful summer wine, A grape that thrives in the coastal climate. It provided notes of honey and melon. A crispy finish 94

Ruby Blues Peace, Love and Bubbles

For those of you who love frizzante style rosé wine is one is for you. Its packed with summer time flavours 90

Ruby Blues Pinot Gris 2019

Perfect! Almost. What a delightful wine. Fresh citrus flavours with an amazing crispy finish as its trickles down the throat 96

Ruby Blues Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

spice, blackberry flavours with a long and complex finish and firm tannins. A crowd pleaser 93


Gehringer Brothers Ehrefelser 2018

A well defined fruit driven wine featuring notes of apricot and honey, hints of almond. A touch of sweetness makes this a most enjoyable wine 95

Haywire Pinot Gris 2018

A very nice fruit forward wine. Citrus fruits abound. A great summer wine 93

Tinhorn Creek Gewürztraminer 2018

The wine begins with hints of Lychee and dried mango on the nose. Then its complexity begins with different flavours every sip. Ginger for sure and more mango 91

Seaside Pearl Connaught Syrah 2018

Barbara really enjoyed this bold Syrah from the popular Fraser Valley Winery. Notable cassis flavour with hints of licorice 94

Seaside Pearl Cabernet Franc 2017

Nice aromas black cherry followed by hints of oak a glimpse of strawberry. The wine is structurally sound with good balance 93

Seaside Pearl Petite Verdot 2018

A nice bold wine. Featuring Black Cherry.92

Seaside Pearl Florence Pinot Noir 2018

Nice aromas of red fruit with notes of strawberry cherry through out. Dark chocolate comes into play on the finish. 92

Seaside Pearl Sam and Issac Pinot Gris 2018

A summer patio wine with its light refreshing flavours Melon and apple high-lite the wine. 90

Poplar Grove Legacy

Poplar Grove Legacy 2014

44% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot Alcohol Level: 14%. The wine begins with wonderful aromas of raspberries, fennel, and rosemary. Bold and well structured, yet quite satisfying, black licorice and cassis greet the palate, while lush tannins of marzipan and cocoa develop with each sip. 94

Poplar Grove Pinot Gris 2016

A light and refreshing fruit forward wine. My favourite style! Aromas of white pear and melon which follow through to the finish. More please! 94

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery 2017 Petit Milo

An elegant and smooth wine with wonderful honey tones complimented by notes of citrus. A nice balanced wine enjoy with appetizers on the patio 92

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery 2017 Cabernet Foch

An elegant aroma heightens one senses The first sip awakens and excites the taste buds. A nice peppery 95.

Gray Monk 2018 Pinot Gris

Citrus Fruits shine in this lovely silky smooth wine. Flavours of pearl and apple dominate. 93

Hester Creek 2019 Trebbiano

Wow what an aroma! Okanagan’s only Trebbiano is crafted from their historic 50-year-old vines. Beautifully fragrant aromas of lime zest, grapefruit, and lemon meringue greet the nose. Ripe tropical fruit flavours including passion fruit and melon. The finish is extraordinary 96

Hester Creek 2018 Pinot Blanc

Apple and Peaches, Apple and Peaches some more a very nice sipping wine. It went well with our turkey dinner. 90

Cedar Creek 2017 Cabernet Merlot

A very nice blend of four varitals 42% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc,19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec. Starts with a very nice aroma. Followed by textures of dark berries. Good finish- 90

Cedar Creek 2016 Pinot Gris

A very fruit filled wine, light bodied with a touch of sweetness- 92

Cedar Creek 2018 Pinot Gris

A very fruit filled wine, pear dominates light bodied smooth through - 93


Ward's Picker's Hut Premium Cider

Best cider I have had in years. Full of flavour Apple ginger cinnamon with hints of melon- 97

Ward's Dry Hopped Cider

Oh my, this cider is GOOD! Ward's Dry Hopped Cider is infused with bright Citra hops. It has enticing, hop forward, floral aromas and tart lemon citrus flavours which perfectly complement a refreshing, dry, crisp finish- 96

The View 2017 Pinotage Reserve

Pinotage is a cross between the silky Pinot Noir and aromatic Cinsaut grape. This one has a very nice vibrant aroma of dark cherry and spice. Dark berries dominate the taste buds. Yummy!-93

The View 2018 Dry Riesling

Quite a dry wine with a nice apple aroma. On the taste buds it's tart green apple and grapefruit. A good mineral finish. 92

The View Pinot Noir 2017

A nice light red wine with low tannins A really nice fruit aromas: red and black cherries and plums, with hints of raspberries. On the mouth the wine is rich and provides the dark fruit flavours followed by a lingering finish of pure satisfaction 94

The View 2018 Gewürztraminer

Intriguing complexity a whole array of refreshing flavours. Starts with tantalizing aroma. Honey, apple, tropical fruits each sip slightly different. The finish provides hints of pear and peach. 95

The View 2018 White Pinotage

A blanc de noir, meaning a white made from red grapes. A freshing wine with notes of lemon, grapefruit and hints of coconut. A nice dry mineral finish. 92


50th Parallel Estate Gewürztraminer 2018

A nice fresh floral nose, nice flavours dominated by honeydew with a hint of spice- 92

Inniskillin Estate Series Pinot Grigio 2018

Light and refreshing slightly sweet with apple and peach flavours 90

Township 7 Gewürztraminer 2017

A nice fruit flavoured wine. Easy sipping. Aromas features floral notes and lychee . Traces of honey at the finish 92

Chaberton Estate Bacchus 2018

Perfection in a bottle 85% Bacchus, 12% Siegerrebe, 3% Ortega wonderful citrus characters. 93

Stag's Hallow 2018 Tragically Vidal

85% Vidal, 15% Orange Muscat A most interesting blend Vidal accounts for less than 1% of the grapes grown in BC. This wine produces an array of fruit flavours. Hints of honeysuckle, orange blossom pineapple,mango and some ginger. Each sip is different. 91

Jackson - Triggs Ok Reserve Riesling- Gewürztraminer 2018

Tropical fruits flavours highlight this wine. It does not have the complex character one would expect from this blend. 90

Singletree Estate Winery Late Harvest Kerner

A smooth dessert wine. Featuring crisp apple and hints of melon 92

Krause Estate Winery Pear Wine

Just the right sweetness makes this perfect wine a patio delight 90

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery - Vineland No 99 Pinot Grigio 2019

A crisp delightful wine with refreshing fruit flavours of apple and lemon. A nice smooth finish 91

Rief Estate Vidal Icewine 2017

Wow! A fantastic aroma of tropical fruits with honey and peach. It melts in your mouth with additional fruit flavours. More please! 94



Best Wines of 2019

The 2019 Selections



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