The random stuff we open with dinner on a regular night. We don't have wine every single night, but it's more likely than not we will crack open a bottle or two on any given night.
So, let's get to reviews of some of those bottles that I've never previously reviewed!
|Church & State 2014 Signature Series Cabernet Franc ($34.90 direct from winery)
|Signorello 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon ($143.99 from BC Liquor Stores)
In case you missed it when I posted the link originally, here is a fantastic article (not mine) about good Canadian boy Ray Signorello, Jr., and his vision for starting over after the tragedy.
|Crown + Thieves 2016 Doc Gewurztraminer ($29.99 direct from The Hatch)
Lovely aromas of white flowers, lychee and stone fruit. Unctuous. Viscous. Thick and almost syrupy. Stone fruit flavors dominate with just a tiny hint of spice on the finish. Unlike most BC examples of this varietal. I'd be interested to see what this becomes in 7-8 years.
|Hartford Family Winery 2013 Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay ($65.00 USD direct from winery)
Sourced from a small vineyard in the heart of the Green Valley in the Russian River Valley. Aromas of sweet hazelnut, caramel, baked apple and orange marmalade. Medium to full-bodied. Terrific fruit flavors on the palate, featuring tangerine, pear, pineapple, citrus and notes of butterscotch. These guys have no idea how to make a bad wine. This is, like, their 104th best Chardonnay and it's still spectacular.
|Robert Mondavi 2014 Changement Pinot Noir ($55.00 USD direct from winery)
|Painted Rock 2014 Merlot ($39.99 from BC Liquor Stores)
|Tinhorn Creek 2016 Gewurztraminer ($16.99 from BC Liquor Stores)
Lychee and banana aromas jump from the glass, but get your nose right in there and white flowers and tropical fruit lurk in the background. The tropical fruit sticks around on the palate, where it is joined by a hint of banana, honey and candied citrus. Just delicious year after year. I'm enjoying this bottle as I'm typing up this update.
That's it for today, I will have another catch up entry soon, hopefully, as well as a report on our Portugal theme night from last month, and this weekend is my turn to cook and serve the wine again, as we go back to France to attack a different region, this time it's BURGUNDY! If you are fans of Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir, you aren't going to want to miss this one. Spoiler: it will feature the oldest Pinot Noir I have ever tasted.
Thanks for reading!