A bunch of random stuff, including another “best of the best” Chardonnay, and an Okanagan Wine Club pack!

I know, I know, I promised that my next blog entry would be a continuation of our last Okanagan trip at Burrowing Owl. If I can ever find my damn notes, it will be next. But we’ve been drinking some great stuff this summer, and you need to know about it!

If you are not familiar with the Okanagan Wine Club (and you live in Canada), you should be.

Okanagan Wine Club Home Page

Basically, you can sign up (for free), get offers of great packs of wine from the top BC producers (some of them incredibly small and hard to get). There is no cost except for the wine that you buy, and once you buy just ONE pack, you become a VIP, which entitles you to earlier access to future packs. There is also a special Facebook group dedicated to VIP’s. Check it out.

Anyhoo, I bought a pack recently from a winery I was totally unfamiliar with, called Winemaker’s Cut. Here are my thoughts on those wines (3/4 of them, anyway, the Pinot Noir is still in my cellar), plus a bunch of other stuff. Enjoy!

Winemaker's Cut 2018 Gruner VelitlinerWinemaker's Cut 2018 RoséWinemaker's Cut 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Some other BC beauties:

Culmina 2018 R&D RoséLariana Cellars 2012 TwelveLe Vieux Pin 2012 Equinoxe Cabernet Franc

Quails' Gate 2013 The Boswell SyrahTinhorn Creek 2012 Oldfield Series MerlotTinhorn Creek 2017 Pinot Gris

How about a couple gorgeous white Bordeaux?

Chateau De Fieuzal 2012 Pessac-Léognan BlancChateau Malartic Lagraviere 2015 Pessac-Léognan Blanc

Down the coast we go to our friends in California for some stunners:

Domaine de la Cote 2014 Pinot NoirHartford Court 2014 Fog Dance Vineyard ChardonnayHartford Court 2015 Stone Côte ChardonnayRobert Mondavi 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir

Nickel & Nickel 2015 CC Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

And, last but not least, a perennial favorite ‘cheapie’ from New Zealand.

Whitehaven 2018 Sauvignon Blanc.png

That’s it for today! If I can find the Burrowing Owl notes, that will be next. If not, we will move on to the next stop on that tour, an early morning visit to Moon Curser!

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