Look, as I've said before, you get what you pay for. But if you are smart, and seek out the good bargains, you can enjoy wines that meet almost any price point. When you walk into a BC Liquor Store, for example, what do you see piled up at the front door? It's not Opus One.
Apothic. Yellow Tail. Barefoot.
That's not wine, folks. That's turpentine.
For the same money, or less, seek out these wines. They aren't complicated, they aren't sophisticated, but they are well-made, honest representations of BC wine. They have a huge portfolio, meaning there is something for almost every taste. And they are a helluva lot better than that crap I listed above.
One complaint: Not a huge fan of the use of the term "Private Reserve" on wines of this price and quality. It's confusing for consumers when they see these terms on wines like this. It cheapens the word "reserve".
Let's get to it!
|Geheringer Bros. 2016 Private Reserve Dry Riesling ($13.29)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Private Reserve Pinot Gris ($13.99)|
Aromas of citrus and a hint of white flowers. Sharp and fruity flavors of citrus. Straight forward lemon and lime.
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Optimum Pinot Gris ($16.59)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Chardonnay Unoaked ($13.29)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2017 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc ($14.99)|
Aromas of jalapeno, fresh cut grass and green pepper. Palate is dominated by tart citrus fruit. Another one that would improve if it didn't finish short.
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Old Vines Auxerrois ($14.29)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Desert Sun ($12.29)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2017 Rosé ($14.99)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Summer Night ($13.29)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Cabernet-Merlot ($14.99)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2016 Dry Rock Merlot ($13.99)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2015 Late Harvest Cabernet Franc ($16.99)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2017 Late Harvest Riesling ($18.99)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2015 Cabernet Franc Icewine ($41.99)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2015 Riesling Icewine ($41.99)|
|Gehringer Bros. 2017 Minus 9 Ehrenfelser Icewine ($41.99)|
Trying to get this Okanagan trip finished off by the end of this weekend as there is SO much other stuff to report on (Disneyland wine, months of miscellaneous tastings, and TWO more Okanagan trips!!). Gotta get to it!
Next up: Hester Creek!!