Sunday, October 15, 2017

Okanagan trip reports becomes legal (in Alberta anyway), report 18 at Beaumont Family Estate Winery!

Our first visit to this little boutique winery that has something I haven't seen at any other wineries: Musical instruments. Yes, just sitting there, for you to play if you have the desire and ability.

Oh, and they also sell some of the best jam I've ever had.

They had several different flavors, and I could've bought them all, but we stuck to these two. Delicious. Put those bad boys on some crackers and let your taste buds thank you.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery 2015 Pinot Gris ($19.90)

Intense aromas of lemongrass, with passion fruit and lemon-lime lurking in the background. Definitely a food wine, with flavors of citrus dominating the tart palate. 88.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery 2014 Gewurztraminer ($17.90)

Aromas of sweet white flowers, lychee and tropical fruit. The aromas follow through to the palate, followed by a spicy finish. 89.

This was so tasty we bought two and enjoyed one the same night in our hotel room with some Thai food. Unfortunately the second one, which we opened up at Thanksgiving last weekend, was bad and went down the sink.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery 2015 Trio ($19.90)

50% Pinot Blanc, 25% Pinot Gris, 25% Gewurztraminer

Like fruit salad in a bottle. Guava, mango and stone fruit aromas give way to tropical fruit, pineapple, mango and peach flavors. Great patio sipper. 88.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé ($18.90)

Strawberry dominates the nose, with a touch of cranberry and pomegranate poking up at the end. The palate is round and juicy, with watermelon candy, cherry, cranberry and wild strawberry. A hint of spice on the finish. If you are a bigger fan of watermelon and cranberry than I am, you are likely to love this. 87.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery 2014 Gamay Noir ($22.90)

Intense blackberry and black pepper on the nose. Red berries, oak and black pepper on the palate. Gamay is never my very favorite varietal but this is perfectly tasty. 88.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery 2014 Pinot Noir ($26.00)

Juicy red cherry and black cherry mingle on the nose. Red cherry, cassis, cedar and violet flavors. Light-bodied. 88.

Beaumont Family Estate Winery 2013 Pinot Noir Icewine ($30/200 ml or $50/375 ml)

You don't see Pinot Noir icewine everyday! Blackberry, red cherry, cassis and a hint of spice on the nose. Sweet red cherry and vanilla on the palate. Tasty. 92.

Not a bad wine in the bunch and lots of potential for growth here. We will definitely visit again!

That is IT for this Okanagan trip report, but we've come and gone on ANOTHER Okanagan trip, albeit a short one, and I will start reporting on that soon. First, however, a lot of other great wine has been enjoyed in the meantime, and I'll do a big catch-up entry or two on some random stuff.

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