On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

British Columbia Wine Roundup - Summer 2019

15 Aug 2019

 

I like to wait till I get enough British Columbia wines so I can release them as their own “report” – either I waited too long for this one, or I'm getting to taste more British Columbia wines (which is a good thng) ... here I have 60 BC wines (some I tried during the judging of the All Canadian WIne Championships) that really are worth picking up ... 

click on wine name for the full review

 

Black Sage Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Blasted Church 2016 Merlot

CedarCreek 2016 Pinot Noir, Platinum Block 2
CedarCreek 2016 Pinot Noir, Platinum Block 4
CedarCreek 2017 ChardonnayCedarCreek
CedarCreek 2018 Ehrenfelser, Platinum Block 9
CedarCreek 2018 Gewurztraminer
CedarCreek 2018 Pinot Gris
CedarCreek 2018 Riesling
CedarCreek 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
CedarCreek 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Platinum “Border Vista”
Culmina 2018 Gruner Veltliner, Unicus

Deep Roots 2017 Cabernet Franc
Desert Hills 2018 Gamay
Harper's TrailDirty Laundry 2017 Gewurztraminer, Madam’s Vines
Farm Gate Winery 2018 Clarice
Harper’s Trail 2018 Riesling, Pioneer Block
Harper’s Trail 2018 Riesling, Silver Mane Block
Heaven’s Gate 2017 Gamay Noir
Hillside Winery 2018 Gewurztraminer

Joie Farm 2016 Gewurztraminer Reserve, “En Famille”
Joie Farm 2016 Pinot Noir
Joie Farm 2016 Riesling Reserve “En Famille”Joie Farm
Joie Farm 2017 A Noble Blend
Joie Farm 2017 Chardonnay Reserve, “En Famille”
Joie Farm 2018 A Noble Blend
Joie Farm 2018 Brut, Quotidien
Joie Farm 2018 Chardonnay Un-Oaked

Lang Vineyards 2018 Riesling, Farm Reserve

Mission Hill 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Mission HillMission Hill 2017 Chardonnay Reserve
Mission Hill 2017 Viognier, Limited Edition Reserve
Mission Hill 2018 Pinot Gris Reserve
Mission Hill 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
Mission Hill 2018 Viognier, Bluebird Passage

Monte Creek Ranch 2017 Chardonnay
Monte Creek Ranch 2017 Pinot Noir Reserve
Monte Creek Ranch 2018 Riesling
Mt. Boucherie 2017 ChardonnayMt Boucherie
Mt. Boucherie 2017 Merlot Icewine
Mt. Boucherie 2017 Merlot Reserve
Mt. Boucherie 2018 Gewurztraminer
Mt. Boucherie 2018 Rose

Orofino Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Passion Pit

Quails’ Gate 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Quails’ Gate 2016 Merlot
Quails; GateQuails’ Gate 2017 Chardonnay
Quails’ Gate 2017 Chardonnay, Stewart Family Reserve
Quails’ Gate 2017 Pinot Noir
Quails’ Gate 2017 Pinot Noir, Stewart Family Reserve
Quails’ Gate 2018 Chenin Blanc

Rollingdale Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc “8 Barrels”
Rust Wine Co. 2016 Merlot
Rust Wine Co. 2017 ZinfandelRust Wine Company
Rust Wine Co. 2018 Chardonnay
Rust Wine Co. 2018 Gamay
Spearhead Winery 2017 Pinot Noir Cuvee
Spearhead Winery 2017 Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block
Volcanic Hills 2018 Gewurztraminer
Volcanic Hills 2018 Gewurztraminer Single Vineyard

 

Report from : Tasting Torres & Podcast

06 Aug 2019

 Torres Twosome

For one of our Podcasts on Two Guys Talking Wine we sat down with Miguel Torres (Jr.) Maczassek to discuss wines, both new and old, and climate change (which he is extremely passionate about) – here’s the link to the audio, but if you are interested in the wines we tried check them out below, click the link to read the full review:

2015 Mas La Plana … (*** 1/2+)
2015 Reserva Real … (****+)
2015 Gran Muralles … (****+)
2016 Perpetual … (****)
2016 Mas de la Rosa … (****)

 

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