Anyway, back to the Okanagan trip from April (and we are just one week away from our next trip up to this area for the annual Nota Bene Release Party), our second visit to CC Jentsch Cellars. Here we go!
|CC Jentsch Cellars 2016 The Quest ($17.90)|
The Gewurztraminer really shines on the nose, bringing white flowers and lychee, with a small amount of pear and peach lurking behind. Bright, vibrant acidity accompanied by flavors of grapefruit, pear, stone fruit and lime zest.
|CC Jentsch Cellars 2015 Viognier ($22.90)|
|CC Jentsch Cellars 2016 Cabernet Merlot ($15.90)|
Arresting aromas of ripe red strawberries, raspberries, bell pepper and vanilla. Smooth but young and will improve, and for the price this should be your everyday patio sipping red. Lots of red fruit on the palate with hints of vanilla, blackberry and spice. Nice.
|CC Jentsch Cellars 2014 The Chase ($19.90)|
Another one that really over-delivers for the money. Red raspberry, blackberry, cherry, chocolate and black currant on the nose. Flavors of plum and raspberry dominate, with just a hint of vanilla and spice on the finish. Lovely.
|CC Jentsch Cellars 2015 Syrah ($31.90)|
|CC Jentsch Cellars 2015 Small Lots Merlot ($35.90)|
Aromas of mocha, red cherry, vanilla and milk chocolate. Smooth tannins and well balanced, flavors include red raspberry, vanilla and coffee. Another winner.
Another lovely experience here, well trained and enthusiastic staff and the wines are universally well made. A must do for any trip through the area.
Next up: Another visit to one of our favorites, Cassini Cellars!!