BC Wine Pick of the Week

Tinhorn Creek

BC Wine Pick of the week

 

Tinhorn Creek Merlot 2013

I am looking forward in a week’s time to visitng 5 Wineries and giving you people the latest and greatest releases from the Okanagan for this year … My visits will include , Blue Mountain, Pentage, Stag’s Hollow, Clos du Soleil and La Frenz!  So Check out my posts in a week’s time …

A great Growing season in Oliver lead to this great Bottle of Merlot  by Tinhorn out in Oliver ,winning the Bronze at the San Francisco Wine competition

The Colour is Beautiful Dark Cherry. The nose is Maraschino Cherry, earth, vanilla  and Spice.  It is a medium bodied dry wine with light tannins ending in a subtle Cherry finish.

Pair with you Flat Iron Steak or Vegetarian Pasta

3/5

$20 + at your VQA stores, LDB and Okanagan Estate wine shop on 4th

B.C Wine pick of the week

Calliope

Calliope Sauvignon Blanc 2013

I have been really enjoying my New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs .My palate has been tuned lately especially with the season changing . It signals the harvest for me of Oysters and Spot prawns! Nothing better than a fresh chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc

Well I am doubly excited about our local whites and in Calliope ( little hummingbird) I have found a fresh, crisp,  dry White that is perfect for my culinary pairings. It has a nose of fresh Cut grass a tad of Citrus and Grapefruit. It garnishes my palate with Crisp acidity and a smooth finish !

Calliope is operated by Burrowing Owl and is a testament to their care of great wine at accessible prices

$17

4/5 Value and taste

Available at your VQA Stores  and Okanagan Estate Wine shop on 4th /Alma