Robert Bell's

Wines of Canada

Since 1992

Robert's Selections

Robert's Selections reflects wines we have enjoyed in our home in 2023, visiting friends, or dining out. Our selections are based on a glass or more of each wine in enjoyable surroundings. On numerous occasions our review takes into account the thoughts of our friends. These are wines we recommend for your enjoyment; not every bottle we open will make this list, only the best!

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”– Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

“The simplest definition of a great bottle of wine is when you feel sad because the bottle is empty.” ― Tony Margiotta

2021 Sallow Road Vineyard off dry Siegerrebe -Nagging Doubt

This is an amazing wine. Not may people do a Siegerrebe. This one is perfection in a bottle.  wine is intensely aromatic – an extremely complex profile of flowers, lychee, tangerine, spice, and citrus can be detected. But that extra bit of sugar has allowed the wine to undergo a second fermentation in bottle, which means it has a sparkly effervescence. Note this wine was not subsequently filtered so will throw some sediment.  Best Siegerrebe in years!! 98

50th Parallel Riesling 2021

A perfect wine for those hot summer days. Featuring flavours of Peach and citrus fruits. A bolt of summer sweetness! 95

Castro de Oro 2020 Merlot

An excellent merlot displaying notes of plum,boysenberry,cherry and hints of raspberry. Barbara was impressed! 95

SpearHead Pinot Gris 2022

Nice and refresh armouse of pear,peach and maderine. Followed by hints of hondew and melon 94

Priest Creek Merlot 2019

Aged 30 months in French Oak A full body wine with notes of black cherry and blueberries. It has a nice finish 92

Forbidden Fruit Organic 2021 Pearsasion

A wonderful Pear wine bursting with Flavours Made from the Shinski and Asian Pears.Their are hinys of Vanilla ,lemon grass and Lychee 95

Ward's Original

A hard Applee cider. thats refreshing, brightand delicious. The traditional recipe has been passed down for five generations. The cider is crafted from the perfect blend of apple varieties grown in Ward's old growth orchard.  Notes of Pear and melon. 94

Gray Monk 2018 Cabernet Frank

18 months is French Oak Harvest from vineyards in the South Okanagan. A full body wine plum and blackberries dominate 90

Church & State 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a really good wine. It starts an intoxicating aroma of Black Cherry. The flavour follows through providing hints of blackcurrant and plum.. The finish is smooth Nice balance.. 96

Church & State 2019 Roussanne

The wine starts with a nice floral aroma followed by hints of pear and pepper. 91

Church & State 2019 Merlot

Barbara really enjoyed the wine. The aroma starts with deep black fruit. On the pallet dark cherry 90

Church & State 2019 Syrah

From their Okanagan Valley Coyote Bowl Vineyard. Aged for 12 months in French Oak. The aroma of plum dominates this bold wine. 90

Inniskillian 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

A lower priced wine that display beyond its price point. A aroma of dark fruits followed by black current and cherry. Very soft Tannins. 92

Wild Goose 2021 Pinot Gris

A classic. with its lively zesty flavours. It represents what a true Pinot Gris can be. Flavours include Honeydew, lemon, and grapefruit. The wine begs you to say more please. 96

Benjamin Bridge 2018 Brute Rose

On the nose, a rich bouquet of blood orange, toast, soil tones and rose petals, seamlessly supported strawberry notes distinctly coming from the Pinot Noir. 93

Jost Vineyards Great Big Friggin Red

Blended from Nova Scotia’s cool-climate grape varieties: Baco Noir, Leon Millot and Castel. Notes featuring toast with hints of Maple. Each sip is different 90

Jost Vineyards L’Acadie Blanc, Pinot Grigio

Fresh and smooth. Lovely flavours  peach, honeysuckle, McIntosh apple, anjou pear, , gooseberry, lemon, lime and ripe gooseberries. 94

BackYard Vineyards 2021 Sauvignon Blanc

Nice aroma of citrus fruit. Flavours of pear and lime 90

BackYard Vineyards 2020 Pinot Gris Patio Series

Some lovely tropical fruit flavours in this wine featuring papaya, guava and Necturine.. So smooth 91

BackYard Vineyards 2018 Nosey Neighbour White

A light freshing wine dominated by apple with hints of honey and pear. 90

BackYard Vineyards 2021 Gewürztraminer

A light refreshing wine Flavours of peaches, grapefruit, ginger,  90

Mann Farms 2021 Raspberry

A true fruit wine with soft tannins and a gentle sweetness 92

Vineland Estate Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2016

It is a dry combination of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41.5% Cabernet Franc and 14% Merlot Lovely favours of Bing cherry and blueberry. Each sip brings out a different rush of favours 95


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