Saturday, September 12, 2015

Okanagan Wine Tour Part 23, a piece of Portugal with Quinta Ferreira!

Our second visit to this lovely tasting room which features several
friendly winery dogs and some amazing art. Oh and the wine is pretty darn tasty too.

Quinta Ferreira 2012 Viognier ($19.90)

Strong aromas of peach and pineapple greet your nose. Very dry and balanced palate which finishes with some citrus and coconut. A top notch Viognier. 88.

Quinta Ferreira 2012 Oaked Chardonnay ($19.90)

Barrel fermented, aged in French and American oak and put through 65% maloactic fermentation results in a creamy and buttery Chardonnay. Aromas of apple and butterscotch give way to flavors of pear and butterscotch. An absolute steal at this price point. 90.

Quinta Ferreira 2013 Rose ($18.90)

Aromas and flavors of strawberry and just a touch of spice on the palate. Just released when we tasted it and was probably still suffering from a bit of bottle shock. 86.

Quinta Ferreira 2011 Mistura Tinto ($19.90)

Black cherry and dark chocolate on the nose. The black cherry continues onto the palate where it's joined by some blackberry, vanilla and a hint of pepper. 87.

Quinta Ferreira 2010 Syrah ($29.90)

Violets, black pepper and blackberry on the nose. Blackberries come through on the palate. Some mocha and vanilla as well. 88.

Quinta Ferreira 2010 Merlot ($24.90)

Lovely, expressive nose of black cherry, vanilla and cloves. Juicy palate featuring some plums, blackberries and cocoa. Finishes long and lovely. 90.

Quinta Ferreira 2010 Cabernet Franc ($29.90)

Nose of black cherry and blackberry. The palate is dominated by vanilla and chocolate, with a touch of hard candy on the lovely finish. 88.

Quinta Ferreira 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.90)

Dark berries, mint, chocolate and exotic spices on the nose. The berries really shine through on the palate, with some black cherry and raspberry as well. Tannins are smooth and finish is long. Lovely now and would improve with a few more years of careful cellaring. 90.

Quinta Ferreira 2009 Alagria ($29.90)

Bordeaux blend featuring a little bit of Zinfandel just for good measure. Black cherry, raspberry and vanilla on the nose. Dark fruits and coffee on the palate. Just a touch of berry jam you'd expect from Zinfandel. Finishes long and lovely. 89.

Quinta Ferreira 2009 Obra-Prima ($34.90)

A big and bold red Meritage with a nose of black pepper, black cherry and bell pepper. Some vanilla and black cherry on the palate. Finishes forever and would only improve with a little more aging time. 90-92.

Quinta Ferreira 2009 Porta d'Ouro ($25.00)

Dark cherry, cinnamon and cherries on the nose and palate. Very thick and viscous port-style wine. 86.

A lot of great wine as usual from one of the true "sleeper" wineries in the Okanagan. They also feature "Reserve" versions of several of their red wines and we left the winery with a bottle of 2008 Obra Prima Reserve (which we have enjoyed previously) and a Chardonnay. Excellent!

Next up: We are up early for a fabulous tour and tasting at one of our favorites, Le Vieux Pin!

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