Six wines from BC, Canada


Tasted these six interesting bottles from British Columbia, Canada, courtesy of Canadian wine writer Treve Ring.

Orofino Riesling 2013 Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
From a small valley adjacent to the Okanagan, this is a really impressive Riesling. Honeyed, spicy and limey with taut. fresh fruit intensity and a lively finish. 90/100


Little Farm Riesling 2013 Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Fresh, lemony and a bit appley with lovely focus. Bright and quite mineral with a lovely texture and subtle honeyed notes. A lovely wine. 92/100

Little Farm Rose 2013 Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
A varietal Cabernet Franc. Pale pink with a hint of copper. textured with red cherries, herbs and a bit of spice. Rounded in the mouth with a stony edge and a savoury character. 90/100

Lock & Worth Winery Square One 2013 Naramata Bench, Okanagan, Canada
Varietal Cabernet Franc from vines planted in 1995. Sweet, smooth and pure with a hint of meat and some black pepper alongside the black fruits. Nicely defined with some raspberry freshness. A bright, supple, detailed wine. 93/100


Synchromesh Cabernet Franc 2012 Naramata Bench, Okanagan, Canada
From Turtle Rock Farms. Grainy texture to the fresh blackberry and black cherry fruit. Stytlish with nice weight. A really focused wine. 93/100

La Stella Fortissimo 2012 Okanagan, Canada
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Sangiovese. Supple and vivid with nice blackberry fruit, and some spicy, minerally notes. Nice definition and wears its high alcohol (14.9%) well. 92/100

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