Robert Bell's Wines of Canada

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


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Our Selections 2019

Wild Goose Vineyards

2018 Pinot Gris, perfection in a bottle. One of the very best wines I have tasted in Years.

It all begins with a sweet honey aroma. Followed by flavours of melon and honey.

The wine is extremely well balanced and finishes with the desire to pour another glass.

98


Wild Goose Vineyards

 

Another classic from one of British Columbia's finest wineries Gewürztraminer

When I saw the posting on their impressive award I immediately went to the cellar and put the wine in the cooler. Two hours later my wife and I were enjoying this supreme wine until the every last drop.

It starts with nice aroma of grapefruit and lilac flowing nicely on the palette with flavours of peach and apricot

98


Another sensational wine from 40 Knots Vineyards in Comox BC. The Siegerrebe Sieg provides the flavours of rich tropical fruits.

A real patio delight!

94


Estate L’Acadie Organic

 

 

A wonderful surprise awaited us when invited to a friends home for dinner. They served a wonderful wine. The 2015  Estate L’Acadie Organic

A celebration of citrus flavours.
More please more. 95

But wait a 2017 followed wow! Once again a celebration of citrus flavours 93


Arrowleaf Bacchus

Starts with a nice fruity aroma on the nose. This slightly dry wine follows with notes of lemon and grapefruit

 

92



 

Ripples Estate Winery

Baby Munday

Ripples Estate Winery

Baby Munday

A very nice Pinot Gris. With a nice aroma. Just a little sweeter than expected. Nice pear and melon flavours

90


Castoro De Oro Vidal

Castoro de Oro Vidal

Not too many BC wineries make a Vidal. Its a beautiful grape,with rich flavours.

Castoro De Oro Vidal is rather good! Starting with wonderful aromas of   Mandarin Orange apricot, papaya and honey. Followed range, lychee and honey

 

91


G Marquis Vidal Icewine

Wow A suburb icewine abundant with intensely sweet aromas of ripe nectarine, apricot and tropical fruit that captivate instantly. Its luscious, super rich and creamy smoothness is as impressive as it is unforgettable.

96

 


Sprucewood Shores 2018 Dry Riesling

It is always a treat to be event to friends for diner. It is even better when they surprise you by serving a very good Ontario Riesling.

It begins with distinctive peach and citrus notes. Followed by a range of citrus fruits. 

94


Winemaker's Cut
2018 Sauvignon Blanc

This perfect wine was fermented spontaneously in 15% Slovakian oak 35 % small stainless steel tank and 50% in large steel tank . The wine is highlighted by a fresh citrus flavours.

The citrus flavours here are smooth and well balanced.  The aroma is most inviting!

94


Winemakers Cut 2018 Gruner Veltiner

 

Winemakers Cut 2018 Gruner Veltliner

One of the most interesting and intriguing wines I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Each glass seemed to bring a different tasting sensation.

There were notes of honey,almonds and green apple. The wine is rich with hints of spice and finishes with a zing!

Has the Wow factor!

94


Yes Winemaker's Cut 2017 Syrah is indeed a red icon. It starts with a wonderful aroma of blackberries and cranberries before herbs and smoked meats prevail. Its spicy but light and smooth

It ranks among BC's best reds.

Winemaker owner Michal Mosny

92


 

Winemaker's Cut 2018 Pinot Noir

It starts with a very nice aroma of Cherries and floral - violets. Followed by more cherry flavour along with toasted oak.

Most enjoyable.

92


Castoro de Oro Merlot 2016

A multiple award winning wine. Barbara was quite impressed with this wine.

It starts with a nice rich colour followed by a deep welcoming aroma of blackberries, plums cherry and hints of nutmeg and coco.

92


Castoro de Oro Merlot 2017

A lovely bold red wine excellent colour with a strong satisfying aroma of dark fruits, plum blackcurrant.

Another wine that really impressed Barbara our resident Merlot expert A tip of the hat to  Bruno Kelle and Stella Schmidt

94


 

Castoro de Oro Pinot Blanc 2017

 

A light refreshing wine! Flavours of apple, pear and apricot are balanced with a citrus finish 

 

92


Castoro de Oro Pinot Duetto Rose

An excellent wine! Winner of or Rose Challenge. his Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc blend offers an initial tart cherry softened by peppery tannins.

92


Castoro de Oro 2016 Gewürztraminer

An excellent wine! It starts with a nice aroma of nice lychee almost like a sweet rose. Followed by a lovely bouquet of citrus flavours continues to the finish. Notes of grapefruit highlight the wine through to the finish.

90


Castoro de Oro Chardonnay 2017

 

A rich, smooth Chardonnay. Aromas of citrus, creamy caramel, and green apples. On the palate, apples, kiwi, mango, pear, ripe peach, butterscotch and crème caramel, with a creamy citrus finish

90



The year 2019 began with a light smooth wine from Seaside Pearl Farmgate winery. The Charlotte Estate Petite Milo 2017.

Softy honey and pineapple along with citrus tomes high-lite the wine.

90


Seaside Pearl The Connaught-Syrah 2017.

A deep dark in colour Syrah with bold flavours. Starts with a nice aroma. Hints of black licorice, chocolate and some black cherry Smokey finish.

94


Wow such a smooth wine  aromas of peach and honey, mingled with apple, kiwi and floral notes.  Its unique acidity stimulates the taste buds.

One of British Columbia's better Rieslings

90


Red Rooster

Red Rooster's Cabernet Merlot 2016

Grapes for the Cabernet Merlot come from several vineyards in the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valley.  The blend consists of  45% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc.  

Notes of blackberry with hints of Oak dominate the wine.

90


Evolve Pinot Blanc

When putting away the Christmas decorations under the stairs I came across this delightful wine from Evolve Cellars in Summerland

Evolve a project of Harry McWatters and ENCORE Vineyards Ltd.

The Pinot Blanc 2016 is a superior wine proving hints of Granny Smith apple, white peach, and pear followed by hints of grapefruit.

90


From Richmond BC Country Vines Winery comes this rather nice Pinot Gris.
The winery is owned by Holger family

The Pinot Gris 2016 was crushed and left to soak with the skins for 24 hrs providing a slight pink colour

The wine provides an array of nice citrus favours with a touch of honey.

90

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The hot weather came and we opened a bottle of Chardonnay from Seaside Pearl Farmgate winery.

The wine is Unoaked and lightly golden in colour, richly textured full, creamy smooth of fruit flavours.

We highly recommend this one.

90

 


The View in East Kelowna provides a delightful soft sipping wine. Three varitals, Gewürztraminer, Ehrenfelser and Riesling come together to create notes of melon peach and pear

92


 

Always a pleasure when visiting friends to experience a fine wine from Ontario. Château des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 is a very fine wine.

Notes of  ripe black cherry, blackberry, earthy florals and oak spice flavours on the palate.

90

 


Blackwood Lane Merlot 2012

The wine starts with a wonderful aroma of Plums and black current.

Hints of cherry and figs The wines finish long and smooth

94

Cider

 

LoneTree Apple Pear cider.

Crisp and refreshing. The pear notes are pronounced. A good cider for sure!

88

 

 

Wards Cherry Apple Cider

Wow the most interesting Flavours. The cider really hits the spot.

Cherry and fresh apple notes with delicate hints of cinnamon and almond.

  • World Cider Championships Awards 2019 – Gold

94

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