Six wines from BC, Canada


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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