#WineWednesday: West Coast Wine Love
Last week I was digging on some award winning Ontario wines and this week I thought I’d throw some love to the west coast: British Columbia.
Hats off to the BCers, they are the driving force behind the wish to open up provincial borders from coast-to-coast for wine from other provinces, and of course that benefits them too; heck it benefits us all.
BC-ites just love their wine. You can’t walk into a British Columbia restaurant without seeing at least a few bottles on their menu … and why not they are making some beauties in all kinds of styles. Here are three that caught my eye in the last 6 months.
Quail’s Gate 2011 Pinot Noir ($19.95)
Lots of raspberry and mocha notes along with some pleasant spiced cranberry on the finish.
Blue Mountain 2011 Chardonnay ($23.95)
Rich barrel notes of butterscotch and vanilla mix with lime, peach and citrus for a full on assault of the senses.
Sandhill 2010 Small Lot One ($35.00)
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah from the Phantom Creek vineyard: leather and coffee along with toasty and smoky notes; palate is full of smooth dark fruit and great acidity for balance.
For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.