Another post of random updates, including some good stuff, some REALLY good stuff, and one more “best of the best”, a world-class Zinfandel from @hartfordwines.

Hope everyone is staying safe and preparing to get back to whatever our “new normal” is going to be in the wake of this pandemic. Lots of BC wineries are open now and lots more opening up in the near future, so if you are so inclined, get out there and support them. At a socially responsible distance of course!

Let’s get right to the reviews, starting with some Okanagan wine:

Black Swift Vineyards 2017 Vintoro Chardonnay

Checkmate 2015 Capture ChardonnayCulmina 2016 En Coteaux RieslingTerravista Vineyard 2018 FandangoSilkscarf 2015 Cabernet Franc

Some stuff from Australia and Chile:

Viña Errazuriz 2015 Costa Wild Ferment ChardonnayWolf Blass 2015 Gold ChardonnayTahbilk 2008 Marsanne

And down the coast, we visit Oregon and California:

Soter 2015 Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot NoirJoseph Phelps 2015 Pastorale Vineyard ChardonnayJoseph Phelps 2014 Pastorale Vineyard Pinot Noir

And, leaving the best for last, this is what all Zinfandel should taste like. This is the second consecutive vintage of this wine to achieve this high score. Hopefully once the borders open I will be able to get some more of this!

Hartford Family Winery 2015 Highwire Vineyard Zinfandel

That’s it for today, and I am caught up on old reviews.

Next up: This Wednesday, I will be visiting a local winery for a tasting, and you can expect a full report on that later this week! Stay tuned!

 

 

 

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Wine blogger, foodie, traveler.

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