Osoyoos Larose P√©tales d’Osoyoos 2012

Forgive my continuing North American theme (I promise I will attend to the growing mountain of new arrivals from Australia very soon!), but I just can’t help wanting to write up wines that I really enjoyed. ¬†Here we venture quite a bit north from the Napa Valley to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. ¬†I’veContinue reading “Osoyoos Larose P√©tales d’Osoyoos 2012”

A few Okanagan Valley wines – NK’Mip Cellars Talon Cabernet Syrah 2012, Kettle Valley Winery Old Main Red 2010, Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2010 and OKV Okanagan Vineyards Red 2012

A search for “Okanagan” in wine-searcher for wines sold in Australia promptly yields a nil return. ¬†This I suspect may serve as an indicative proxy of our local knowledge, and certainly prior to the last couple of years, my own state of knowledge of this warm region in Canada. ¬†Having just returned from British ColumbiaContinue reading “A few Okanagan Valley wines – NK’Mip Cellars Talon Cabernet Syrah 2012, Kettle Valley Winery Old Main Red 2010, Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2010 and OKV Okanagan Vineyards Red 2012”

Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

I really quite enjoyed Mission Hill’s 5 Vineyards cabernet merlot written up here, so I had some expectations with this wine. ¬†They weren’t quite met. ¬†Aromatics of shoe polish, capsicum, bay leaf and black olive, were met on the palate with medium length and fine grained tannins. ¬†Mostly bay leaf and red plum flavours featured.Continue reading “Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011”

Gehringer Brothers Private Reserve Riesling 2012

This is the second last of my Okanagan Valley wine reviews I suspect for a while. ¬†This riesling from Gehringer Brothers is perfectly pleasant without hitting any particular heights. ¬†It has aromatics of lemon and lime, which carry through to the balanced and dry to off-dry palate (it is frankly dry in impression) and isContinue reading “Gehringer Brothers Private Reserve Riesling 2012”

Arrowleaf Pinot Gris 2012

The May 2014 issue of Decanter picked up on an issue that I mused about a little while ago, namely whether there are too many wine subregions in the world. ¬†This pinot gris from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia in Canada had me thinking about this again for a slightly different reason, namely whetherContinue reading “Arrowleaf Pinot Gris 2012”

Osoyoos Larose P√©tales d’Osoyoos 2011

This wine firmly puts to rest any doubts one might have had that cabernet sauvignon could ripen in Canada. ¬† Osoyoos Larose is a joint venture in the Okanagan Valley between Vincor International, Chateau Gruaud-Larose and certain other Bordeaux properties. ¬†The wine here is the second wine of this estate, and it is sufficiently impressiveContinue reading “Osoyoos Larose P√©tales d’Osoyoos 2011”