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The Best Wines of 2014

Best of 2015


the wines we have served in our home, our friends homes or tasted in our travels in 2014.

 

Backyard Vineyards - Fraser Valleys

2013 Gewürztraminer Its the way a Gewürztraminer should be made.. the aroma provides notes of lychee, rose petals and sage, the palate offers a wide assortment of exotic fruit with honeydew, kumquat, lychee, figs and fresh lemon without over powering the wine. Barbara said its a perfect ten I was not so kind.

96

Blackwood Lane - Fraser Valleys

 

Amazing ~ 2008 The Reference absolutely a truly great wine vintage after vintage. Living within a few blocks of the winery provided me with numerous chances to taste this wine and introduce numerous friends to their wine. On three occasions we compared vintages. It was very hard to select one over the other.

96

Gehringer Brothers - Golden Mile

 

2009 Icewine Minus 9 Ehrenfelsen now that's Icewine!

95

2010 Classic Dry Riesling excellent flavours peach and honey

94

Township 7

The Reserve 7 Meritage 2011 - With out a doubt its the best wine in the Cellar one Bradley Cooper can be proud of crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a "field blend" of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Very rich good aromas nice flavours. A wine that says drink me.

95

Phasion Estates Winery -Okanagan

2011 Haute Couture a truly great wine nice armours (fresh raisins) good body full of flavour, black cherry and berries 70% Merlot & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon Blend slight spice on the finish

95

Summerhill Pyramid Winery

 

2013 Organic Rieslings. This one displays all the qualities you wish in an outstanding Riesling

95

Muse Winery

 

2013 Ortega perfection in a bottle so flavourable so good a great wine. Best Ortega in years

95

 

Bacchus 2012 oh yes amazing flavourable a great summer wine 94

Blackwood Lane

 

2012 Chardonnay .. oh my! a white from Blackwood Lane to equal their Reds. I really like this one its suits my taste buds perfectly

95

2008 Alliànce A unique blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 10% Malbec, An intense Bordeaux Blend display a multitude of wild berry flavours and dark cherry and touches of spice The wine is comparable to the memorable flavours of the Reference for its quality.

94.5

 

Backyard Vineyards

 

2011 Merlot Barbara Bell is our resident expert on Merlot and she really like this wine. Its a typical merlot style with a slight pepper twist. Barbara says "awesome"

94

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Nice light for summer patios. dry and elegant, fruity and hearty, but light enough for everyday summertime sipping. The way a Cab sauv should be..

94

Chaberton Estates Winery

 

2013 Reserve Bacchus a nice off dry wine has flavours of peach, orange blossom and soft lemon notes with a long, smooth finish. Perfect for our hot summer SO good!

94

2011 Siegerrebe Dessert Wine This one is a perfect just the right sweetness lovely tropical fruit flavours

94

 

Black Sage Vineyards

A reliable favourite 2008 Pipe one of BC's best fortified wines Jason James knows how to make wines!

 

94

Culmina Family Estate

Made from a small block of 20-year old Chardonnay vines on the Triggs' family estate, Dilemma represents Culmina's decision to keep their 2011 Chardonnay. A luscious body, and a long, fresh finish to create a wine of outstanding finesse, beauty, elegance, and style.

94

 

 

Noble Ridge

2009 Reserve Mertiage. So Good! a very nice sweet note. A Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, trellised to ensure full ripening and thus the full berry flavours of blueberry, dark cherries and blackberries

94

 

 

 

Summerhill Pyramid Winery

2013 Ehrenfelser from the very first taste I knew the wine was special. A nice blend of fruits smooth refreshing perfect patio wine. Peach and Honeysuckle notes Very enjoyable. The 2012 made our list last year.

94


Tinhorn Creek

2008 Oldfield Series 2 Bench Red - exceptional the way a red should taste

Tinhorn Creek's Bordeaux red, this is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, each of which was fermented separately and blended later. The wine had 18 months in new French oak and was aged in bottle another 18 months before release. This is a rich and concentrated red, It begins with aromas of mint, black currants and black berries and has flavours of plum, cherry and cassis.

94

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