With our focus on B.C. wines, we are looking closer at what we have to offer.
Cassini Cellars 2008 Syrah, Collector’s Series.
From Osoyoos in the interior. This wine was done in the French style and has medium tannins that compliment the fruit with soft vanilla and subtle caramel. On your palate you will get blackberry and currant with a slight white pepper and some mild liquorice. This is a full bodied wine and can be enjoyed with beef or chicken or on its own. A great wine that is capable of being cellared for years or enjoyed now.
My preference is NOW, surprise!
As it is spring somewhere, I want to talk whites and one of my favourites is a Riesling.
Calliope Riesling 2010 from Oliver.
This vineyard is the little brother to Burrowing Owl Vineyards and is very tasty. On the nose you will get some ripe grapefruit and mild peach. You will be impressed with the way the wine fills out in your mouth with more peach and pear flavours and with crisp grapefruit to refresh your palate. You can pair this with the usual or with some lemongrass chicken that would make the wine and the meal very memorable.
Our B.C. wine adventure will continue next week
James and the 1er Cru at Coal Harbour Liquor Store