Three wines were chosen by our panel to be tasted blind, here are the naked notes from this months tasting.
Color – yellow, clear beautiful vivacity along with a slight golden straw hue.
On the nose very aromatic with notes of white stone fruit, fresh pear and apple, moving into an amazing mineral complexity with great freshness and white flowers.
On the palate it exploded with acidity and white fruit, peaches, orchard pear, white lily and stone fruit could be picked up. Evolving notes of Almonds and vanilla, along with orange peal and banana could be sensed. Round feel in the mouth, and an unexpected creaminess on the finish. Persistent and complex, this wine had a lot to offer. It changed as the tasting went on to more honey notes, lemon and raw mineral flavors.
Could be paired with fresh Carpaccio of Scallop, raw seafood, or white fish with a light lemon vinaigrette.
Golden color, deeper, with green reflects, clear and without troubling.
Very aromatic on the nose, exuding an explosion of fresh green Granny Smith apples, Starfruit, Honeydew Melon, and fresh hay. Slight herbaceous note with white flower spice almost Orchids.
In the mouth very fresh and lively, acidity present and yet complemented by a round mouth feel. Tastes of lemon and orange, white fruit, mineral notes and a slight spice on the finish. Very short, without much body, light on the finish with a slight bitterness at the end. Definitely a wine that keeps you coming back for more, but did lack balance. A little young.
Serve with Salmon Tartar, Asian dishes or some firm Québec cheeses.
Deep red color, opaque with red reflects
Immense nose of cooked fruit, overripe Blueberries and Blackcurrants, Bing Cherries, cooked red fruits with hints of dried flowers, Chocolate, Tobacco Torrefaction, Coffee, smoky meatiness. Also spices such as Cumin, Star Anise, vanilla.
A bold full mouth feel, enveloping the entire palate with fresh fruit, and surprising acidity. Balanced with silky tannin’s the wine fell off the mouth with ease, as the notes of mushrooms and plums, mixed with cherries and a slight gaminess gave it the structure to finish long and rich. Easily drinking now, but could stand up to years longer in the cellar.
Serve with braised meat with wild Chanterelle mushrooms, Grilled steak, or Game meats.
Okanagan Valley, Pinot Gris, Blue Mountain Estate Winery 2008
Okanagan Valley, Unicus, Culmina Family Estate 2013
Bierzo, Villa de Corullon, Descendientes de J. Palacios 2007