Home renos have sucked up all of my free time, but I'm going to try to get better. We just returned from a great weekend in the Okanagan so I have TONS to report on!
For now, a random sampling of stuff we have been drinking over the last couple of months, including this beautiful California Zin:
|Hartford Family Winery 2014 Dina's Vineyard Zinfandel ($60 USD from winery)|
Intense aromas of black fruit, mint, rosemary, black licorice and charred meats. Blueberry and plum dominate the palate, with notes of white pepper, blackberry and minerality. Dark, brooding and impressive. This winery just doesn't make bad wine. I had no idea Zinfandel could be this good. Very special stuff.
|Cedarcreek 2016 Chardonnay ($18.99)|
|Stag's Hollow 2013 Heritage Block ($23.99 from BC Liquor Stores)|
|Casale del Giglio 2015 Petit Manseng ($26.99 from BC Liquor Stores)|
Originally enjoyed at the VIWF but I lost my notes on all my Italy wines. Aromatic notes of stone fruit, red apple, white flowers and a touch of spice. Apricot, apple and a flinty quality on the palate. Medium bodied with a nice finish. This grape is almost exclusively found in Southwest France; this is a delightful example of it from the Lazio region of Italy.
|Church & State 2014 Pinot Noir ($20.00)|
|Church & State 2014 Signature Series Pinot Noir ($37.00)|
Enough for tonight, and I promise to start the Okanagan wine trip blog this weekend, and hopefully I can get in 2 or 3 entries. So much great wine to report on!