Wine Events

Heading to Napa Valley Film Festival for Jane’s Film Citizen Hearst

Talk about a great way to blend our love of movies with our love of wine: Jane has produced another film – this time a documentary on the Hearst Corporation titled Citizen Hearst – and it will play the Napa Valley Film Festival this week. As we all know, Napa is incredible wine country. And […]

#10 Live Blogging #WBC13: See Ya Later 2011 Jimmy My Pal White Blend

Jimmy My Pal (named after the ranch’s original owner’s dog) is made of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling. According to the winery rep, blending expresses the winemaker’s artistic ability. It’s a higher acid than you would expect from a Pinot Gris. The history of See Ya Later ranch dates back to pre-WW1. They have ¬†beautiful […]

#9 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Intrigue Wines 12 White Blend

This white blend is Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gerwurztraminer, and Muscat Canelli. They planted 5 years ago and wanted to stick with whites, mostly Riesling. Very refreshing wine fermented in stainless steel. Highly recommend and it’s price friendly: $14.90. Alcohol: 12.8%. Roundness from the Gerwurz. Finish is slightly sweet.

#8 Live Blogging #WBC13: La Petite Paille 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is from a small lot on a family-owned winery. The wine is designed to go with food. The winery sits on an extinct volcano. Alcohol: 10.9%. Price is $16.90. Medium acid. Subtle aromatics.

#7 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Upper Bench Riesling

A young Riesling from Upper Bench with .98% sugar with citrusy notes and pleasingly aromatic. Off dry and medium acid. It’s not a sipping wine. But it’s bright and lively. Price is $22. Long, cool stainless steel fermentation. Alcohol: 12.7%. Bottled in April 2013. Check out their Curds and Corks wine club. If you lay […]

#6 Live Blogging #WBC: Mt. Boucherie Summit Reserve 2010 Chardonnay

This 2010 Chardonnay won a gold from the Canadian wine awards. It is from Similkameen Valley. The vineyards are about 35 years old. Barrel fermented with nine months in French oak with ML (Malolactic Fermentation). Rich, smooth Chard. $25. Rich and buttery.

#5 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2010 Township 7 Chardonnay

2010 Township 7 Chardonnay is named after a tax assessment. Kept in French and American barrels about 9 months. Creamy Chard that has a bigger roundness due to lees stirring (when the wine and grape skins are agitated). Light fruit with soft honey on the palate. The price is $24.99 CAN. Snaps to the winemakers […]

#4 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Fandango Blend Terravista Vineyards

The 2012 Fandango is a blend of Albarino and Verdejo. It’s the first blend of Albarino in Canada. Priced at $24.90. This is a new venture for the winery, started in 2009. It’s very refreshing, with notes of grapefruit and lime. Gives big mouth pucker. Albarino is a very high acid grape. The grape is […]

#3 Live Blogging #WBC13: 2012 Chill (White Blend) Bench 775

Bench 775 2012 Chill is a blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, and Gerwurztraminer. It’s mostly Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, meant to sip on the patio on a hot summer day. Smooth sipping with lower acid and round. Retails at $15.90. Alcohol is 11 percent.

#2 Live Blogging #WBC13: Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc

Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc is a very aromatic wine. Quails’ Gate is the second largest producer of Chenin Blanc in the region. It’s located on the banks of an extinct volcano so it provides a distinct terroir. It pairs great with oysters and has a lot of minerality. Round palate and good acidity. 85 percent […]


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