Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wine in a Fort? Why not?

Continuing to catch up on some recent tastings, this one comes to us from the first winery in Lilooet, Fort Berens Estate Winery.

2012 Pinot Gris

Fruit and a touch of honey on the nose, with a flinty minerality on the palate. Hints of green apple which are not overpowering. 83.

2012 Chardonnay

Very lightly oaked, with just tiny hints of butterscotch mingling with pineapple and citrus. Fans of unoaked chardonnay should give this one a try. 80.

2011 Cabernet Franc

One of my very favorite of this varietal. Like most young BC reds, this needs to age for a while to bring out it's full potential, but there is lots here. You'll get the usual blackberry and pepper notes. 81.

2011 Meritage

Black cherry and spices on the nose and the palate. Features a long, smooth finish. Like the above, needs 2-4 years laying down before it's true potential is reached. At $27.99, has much promise. 82.

Four very nice wines, this winery has much to offer!

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