First off, their first ever White-Bordeaux style blend.
|Nk'Mip 2016 White Mer'r'iym ($29.99)|
Aromas of fresh cut grass, gooseberry and stone fruit. Peaches, nectarines, tropical fruit and a finish that features just a touch of grapefruit. Well balanced acidity. Lovely first effort here, and shows a ton of potential for the future.
|Nk'Mip 2016 Qwam Qwmt Riesling ($23.99)|
|Nk'Mip 2016 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay ($24.99)|
|Nk'Mip 2015 Qwam Qwmt Merlot ($25.99)|
Funny story, opened up one of these (the 2014 vintage) with dinner the night before last; the wife wasn't feeling great, wasn't going to have any wine. OK, no problem.
Wife: "Wait, what did you open?"
Me: "2014 Qwam Qwmt Merlot"
Wife: *heads directly into wine room to get a Bordeaux glass* "You had me at Qwam!".
By the way, dinner was fantastic: a gourmet meatloaf from that BC wine cookbook that I have talked about many times. The dish takes a full cup of wine to make a glaze, for which I used this Merlot, and it was delicious. So, yes, I was sort of pairing the wine with itself.....no surprise, it paired perfectly.
|Nk'Mip 2015 Qwam Qwmt Syrah ($32.99)|
Aromas of black pepper, red fruit and a tinge of nutmeg. Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, white pepper on the palate. Finishes very long. A beauty and it may improve with time if carefully cellared.
|Nk'Mip 2015 Mer'r'iym ($54.99)|
The jewel in their portfolio (well, excluding the Riesling Icewine, that is) is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon/21% Malbec/16% Merlot/6% Cabernet Franc. It opens up with provocative aromas of black fruit, black pepper. mint, tobacco and red cherry. Red fruit, milk chocolate and black pepper flavors coat your tongue. Lots of structure here, this will last a decade or more if you take care of it. It's already tremendous.
|Nk'Mip 2017 Dreamcatcher ($17.99)|
Aromas of elderflower, tropical fruit and citrus. This is a little bit like a tropical fruit salad in a glass; as a well-priced patio sipper, you could do a lot worse.
|Nk'Mip 2016 Chardonnay ($18.99)|
AND....this one I reviewed when we visited last year, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to remind everyone how incredible it is.
|Nk'Mip 2015 Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine ($68.09)|
That's all for now. ONE MORE POST and this April Okanagan trip is FINALLY wrapped up....but be warned, it's going to be a doozy. THE HATCH!!!
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