B.C wine of the week

Stags Hollow Visit 2016

So it all started with Vidal…….

One of the first Wines I ever tasted from B.C a number of years ago was Stag’s Hollow  ‘Simply  Noir’

A Blend of Gamay Pinot Noir and Merlot ! It indelibly left an impression on me and my young amateur palate. Now I consider them to be one of the most innovative Wineries in the Okanagan. They own two Vineyards. Their Estate vineyard and Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard

That being said Larry Gerelus seems to be a risk taker. Under the Guidance of Winemaker Dwight Sick  Larry and Lynda embrace a passion for their wine making..

At my last visit there last year’ I had the opportunity to talk to both Dwight and Larry about how the winery  got started and also their vision for the coming vintages. Fascinating stuff!

We tasted some new and older vintages sitting on Larry’s Patio and I talked with Dwight who was fascinating to chat with   He has an intimate knowledge and connection with the land and I was lucky he was willing to chat with me  .

This year they have released some Interesting Wines notably the Delicious Albarino and there outstanding Syrah

They also had their first release of Dolcetto which garnered themgreat accolades

The Vidal 2015 was off dry with lemon color Ripe stone fruit, Mango and crisp acidity. Great summer sipper !

Thank you to Stag’s Hollow for their time and sharing their story with me

If you want to tickle your palate and delight yourself visit Stag’s Hollow

You will be very happy you did https://stagshollowwinery.com/our-wines/current-releases/

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Check out my new video with our fantastic tastings at Stag’s Hollow here

B.C Wine Pick of the week

Camelot

Camelot   

Pinot  Noir 2011

The current season of New release Pinot Noir are under way and my partner and I revisited a Pinot from a tasting last year from Camelot winery in East Kelowna. Owned by Robert Young Jr and Denise Young this fairly newer Winery focuses on Hand crafted wines in small lots ( about 1300 cases)  wines for higher quality and exclusivity.

This superb Pinot really went well with my Roasted Chicken I must say.. With fresh floral aromas, red currant, raspberry, cream soda, Medium body with Great acidity. Still tasting very bright !

This Unique Pinot showcases what Great Pinot we make in the Okanagan !

Don’t forget to pay them a visit, try their Wine, attempt to take the Sword out of the stone and join their Wine club !

Quest completed !

http://camelotvineyards.ca/