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The Best of B.C.

 

The wines of British Columbia reflect the diverse and varied nature of the province’s agricultural and natural heritage. Many different soil and weather conditions combine to create a unique growing environment in the interior region of the province. This results in an ideal growing climate for wines of French and German heritage.

 

 


Marichel Vineyards

 

Longtime growers Richard and Elizabeth Roskell are some of Naramata’s orginal “Rhone Rangers” pursuing the best examples of Syrah and Viognier. After selling their fruit to other wineries (including Kettle Valley) for a number of years they decided that their fruit was too good to let go. This is their second release and it is limited to only a 150 cases. The 2006 Marichel Vineyards Syrah was aged exclusively in 100% new French oak for 18 months and while it exhibits true Syrah characteristics of both the Northern Rhone and Barossa, this wine is a pure expression of the Naramata Bench.

 

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Marichel Vineyards Syrah - $47.95 Inclusive of taxes

Mocha, licorice, blackberry nose with intense vanilla, leather, resin notes spiked with pepper. Almost identical flavours in the mouth. Smooth, round tannin entry with good, juicy acidity on the finish and well-judged use of oak. Solid with warm fruit notes and an earthy undercurrent – a big, rich Syrah that needs food.

 

 


Clos du Soleil Winery

 

The vineyards are located in the beautiful Similkameen Valley, where rock, sun and soil meet to produce grapes of the finest quality. Hand harvested, fermented in small lots and crafted into wines of the Bordeaux tradition. The terroir of the Upper Bench, Keremeos imparts intense aromatics and flavour, elegant mouthfeel, and deep colour.

 

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Clos du Soleil Red  $59.95 Inclusive of taxes

John Schreiner

“The winery produced 185 six-bottle cases of this wine. It is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 18%Cabernet Franc. The vineyard includes these three varieties. This elegant wine tastes like something that one might encounter while running the Medoc marathon. The texture is firm and age worthy. On the palate, there are flavours of red berries, plum, cedar, chocolate, with a hint of vanilla on the nose. Still a young wine for this style, it benefits from decanting. 88 Points.”

 

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Clos du Soleil White  $37.25 Inclusive of taxes

John Schreiner

“The winery produced 150 six-bottle cases of this wine, which is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has a lovely core of sweet fruit framed by minerals. The flavours are peachy, a touch tropical with a hint of gooseberry.  The finish is dry. 88 points.”

 

 


Twisted Tree Vineyards and Winery

 

Twisted Tree Vineyards and Winery, is a family owned winery that produces small quantities of hand crafted, premium wines. Located on the east bench above Lake Osoyoos in the  South Okanagan region of British Columbia. Only small quantities of wine are produced each year in order to ensure that hands-on winemakers’ is employed to be able to provide the care and attention necessary to make the best wine possible.

 

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Twisted Tree Tempranillo  $33.95 Inclusive of taxes

This wine was matured in French barriques, and has a nose of dark chocolate, sweet leather and dried flowers. The palate follows the nose, but also shows hints of red and black cherry, cloves and dried spices. This is a medium bodied, elegant wine that may be paired with a range of foods, from the subtle to the more.

 

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Twisted tree Pinot Noir  $29.95 Inclusive of taxes

The nose and palate of this Pinot Noir display the classic varietal notes of strawberry and cherry with earthy and leather notes. The fruit is well balanced with the coffee and vanillin character of the oak. This wine is low in tannin and has a smooth, long finish. Fermentation was carried out in small one-ton bins for maximum skin contact.  The wine was aged in French oak, approximately one third of which was new.

 

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Twisted Tree Merlot  $29.95 Inclusive of taxes

Similar to the 2005 Merlot, this wine displays the classic merlot nose of ripe plum, blackberry and cherry balanced by leather and vanilla notes. The palate follows with supple, round tannins and black berry and cherry fruit. Nice, long finish on this medium bodied, rich wine.

 

 


Howling Bluff Estate Winery

 

Howling Bluff Estate Winery is the culmination of a 20-year dream to make exceptional wines through a combination of hard work, extensive research, a passion for wines and a dedication to growing spectacular grapes. The focus has always been to produce super quality ultra-premium wines. Therefore the winery is committed to using only estate-grown grapes, state of the art winery equipment and only premium oak combined with a no compromise attitude towards quality to make their select wines, which are available in limited quantities.

 

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Howling Bluff Pinot Noir  $38.95 Inclusive of taxes

Soft, finessed and delicate yet tremendous depth and complexity. Ripe black cherries mingle with spice and cola notes. Elegant on the palate, unfolding to reveal more dark cherries with earthy, smokey nuances. Superb effort. This wine is the harbinger of what is to come from the Naramata Bench.

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Howling Bluff Sauv. Blanc  $23.25 Inclusive of taxes

A mouth-watering, straw coloured Sauvignon Blanc with aromas  reminiscent of fresh peaches, pear-vanilla jam, gooseberries and pea shoots. Clean flavours of zippy citrus and sweet grass, a lovely, smooth weight on the tongue and a warm, extended finish.