B.C wine of the week: Quail’s gate Merlot 2014

Quial's Gate Merlot 2014

Quail’s gate Merlot 2014

As we dig into January and try to keep up our resolution, I am getting ready for my New Year!  I am inspired by the man that stands beside me now and has changed my life and made me a better person. deciding how I am going to change my Year and shape the person I want to become and the things I would like to accomplish are taking shape  I was thrilled to have completed my Second Installment of WSET course and pass with merit . So I am setting my Sights on the next Plateau!

With that said Let us indulge in more Bacchanalia this year and Discover the Year’s  new and yummiest wines and hope you will join me each week as I indulge you on BC’s Finest .

 This place has to be one of my Favorite Places for Lunch!  Sit on the terrace on a nice day it is intimate and lovely !

This week I opened up the Merlot and it was Hot! Deep ruby red, rich ripe plum and Cherries. Very concentrated flavors. Some toasty Oak.   Smooth to drink with a long finish !

Pair with some Italian Food, Rich tomato sauces and even ribs!

4/5

$23 available at Okanagan Estate Wine shop, LDB

Cellar till 2021

First BC Wine review of 2017 !

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Montakarn  Angelshare 2013

This year has begun for me with absolute wonderment to how life can change in one moment !

It also made me reminisce on how I started this journey in wine , what I have accomplished and where I am going now !

I am newly engaged to the man of my dreams and this year  I will continue my quest in the blogging world of wine and continuing my Diploma studies in Wine. This year will be a year of focusing on writing and hopefully clarifying my style !

I am already planning my trips to BC wineries and to giving you an insider’s eye on  what makes BC wineries so amazing !  Some wineries on my list will be Little Farm and Eau Vivre and perhaps a visit to the Gulf Islands.   So enough of me and let’s get to Gary’s Wine!

I first met Gary in a former VQA store I worked at in Burnaby and he just did not strike me as a winemaker (Whatever that is supposed to look like right?)  He was tall, bearded and was wearing farmer’s overalls. He was most friendly warm and non- pretentious. He asked us to carry his wines and we sampled  3 delicious wines as well as regaling us  with the story behind each name . The winery ‘Montakarn’  is named after his lovely Wife . What a lovely family they were. On my last trip there we were wooed in by Bella( Gary’s sister) who graciously served us the wines and Montakarn served the cheese.  Harmony is abounding in this place   ..

ANGELSHARE is the small amount of alcohol that evaporates from Oak barrels during fermentation.  Thus going to the Angels…

This rich wine of 67% Malbec,21% Syrah and 12 Franc oozes of Spice , cinnamon, vanilla and floral notes. It’s deep ruby color invites flavors in the mouth of Plum, Cherry, Pomegranate. Full bodied with great acidity and medium tannins, it closes with a long juicy finish.

Angelshare was awarded a Platinum award at the National wine awards of Canada 2016

It’s a steal at $23.00

4/5

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