Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bloom The BC VQA Wine Tasting


Another beautiful day in Vancouver and the sun was shinning on the wines and wineries of British Columbia. What  an amazing display of outstand wines; from Viognier to Muscat to Gewurztraminer.

The best wine of the event may belong to ( let us remember with over 100 wineries you cannot taste them all) Dirty Laundry’s Woo Woo Vines Gewurztraminer. It had amazing powerful fruity flavours.

Fairview Cellars 1 Concast was the best of the reds by a ver slim margin over numerous contenders, including their own C-2 2011. Other outstanding wines included Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery for their All that Jazz 2010.

 Little Straw vineyards Cuvee Noir and their Tapestry 2012 were Five Star wines.  Platinum Bench Estate Winery Benchmark Red also earned Five Stars. 

Other wines that gather my attention were  Quails Gate Chen Blanc 2012, Recline Ridges Kerner 2012, River Stones Corner Stone, Time Estates Meritage Red and White.

New comer Tyler Harlton Cabernet Merlot 2011 was amazing, look for this winery!   Also Volcanic Hills Estate  Five stars for their Reds.

From the Fraser Valley  you must try Vista D”oro’s Murphy Law 2009 and Blackwood Lane’s The Reference . Also check out Blackwood’s new Merlot.

Here are some of the wineries whose complete range of wines will always make them a sure bet.
Blackwood Lane, Painted Rock, Tinhorn Creek, Baillie-Grohman Estate (Their Gewurztraminer Wow), Church and State, Clos Du Soleil, D’angelo, Fairview, Hillside, Little Straw and Riverstone.

Finally, I found a Rose I realy liked.. Hillsides

Over all It was an amazing experience we met so many nice people and tasted outstand BC wines that rank with the world’s best.