A bottle here, a bottle there, and we have a few nice wines to report on:
Sandhill 2010 Small Lots Barbera
BC's only Barbera I believe. Cherries and plums on the nose and palate. Slight notes of tobacco and smoked meat. Very true to the Italian style, and if you like that, you'll like this. 87
Cassini 2011 Mamma Mia! Pinot Gris
Tropical notes of peaches and apricots, with a fruity, clean finish of citrus and pineapple. Slightly off-dry. Very nice with chicken or on it's own. 87.
CedarCreek 2011 Shiraz Cabernet
Black currants, blueberries and raspberries on a terrific palate. Cherries and a hint of vanilla on the palate. Lovely now, but another year or two in the bottle would only enhance. 86.