Friday, April 25, 2014

Tonight's tasting of some BC wines

First of all, with tonight's chicken, I cracked open an old favorite.

2011 Gray Monk Pinot Auxerrois ($16.99)

Citrus fruits on the nose and palate, with a light bit of minerality on the finish. Complex. Ensure you serve it well chilled; pairs very well with chicken. An excellent bargain. 86.

A few wines tasted today at my friendly neighborhood VQA wine store:

Road 13 2012 Honest John's Rose ($17)

Notes of cherries and raspberries on the nose and palate. Touches of cranberry as well. Light and fruity. 82.

Mission Hill 2012 Five Vineyards Rose ($15.99)

Cherries and a note of spice on the nose and the cherries come through on the palate as well. Mostly Merlot. 81.

Therapy Vineyards 2012 Pinot Gris ($19.99)

Citrus on the nose and palate. Very light. 74.

Therapy Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir ($22.99)

Cranberry and black cherry on the nose and palate. Very, very light bodied. Might need some time in the bottle to improve. 75.

Therapy Vineyards 2009 Merlot ($22.99)

Notes of dark chocolate and vanilla on the nose. A bit of plum joins in on the palate. Juicy and fruity. 82.

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