Canada WSET Lvl 3 Part 2 Week 5

Well I am not too Far behind as I thought for posting.So that good.  The bad news tho is we did Canada blind and the wines were not that exciting.  But! But! In the Okanagan I know what producers I like and are good and thats what I drink and what I'll bring to an event here are a list of wineries I like out of Canada

Le Clos Jordanne [For Pinot and Chardonnay]

Thirty Bench Winery [Riesling]

Blue Mountain Winery [Pinot Noir, Sparkling]
JoieFarm Wines [Rose, Recent Vintage of Riesling]
Laughing Stock Vineyards [Syrah, Portfolio Blend]
Poplar Grove [Cab Franc, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, The Legacy]
Painted Rock Winery [Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay]

Also Okanagan does make good Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer on the West Bank.

WSET LEVEL 3 PART 2 WEEK 6 CANADA - Downtown Vancouver [AI School] (8/10/2010)
All Wines were poured blind
  • 2008 St. Hubertus Estate Winery Pinot Blanc - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
    Pale almost Water White, "Lemon Green"
    A: Clean, Med Intensity
    Floral, Green Apple, Big Dose of Citrus and Peach

    T: Dry, Med+ Acid, Med Alc, Med body, med intensity, med+ finish
    Ripe Apple, Citrus, Pears, Peach, Little Melon, big ole fruit bowl

    Conc: A solid Pinot Blanc, Drink now, simple approachable non offensive (86 pts.)
  • N.V. Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc Proprietors' Selection - Mixed, Canada/Imported
    FYI this is not Made from Okanagan/Canadian Grapes

    Clear, Med- Lemon Green
    Showing Significant Legs

    A: Clean, Low Intensity
    Kiwi[Green Tropical] maybe little herbaceous?

    T: Dry, med- acid, med- body, med+ alc, med- intensity, med- finish and finish is hot
    Tropical, creamed mango

    Conc: Lacking a lot of stuff really I mean its no really Varietal Correct lol

    Side Note: Teacher Pours this wine every 3 months, never the same this surprised him as this was the best he's had so far (75 pts.)
  • 2006 Mike Weir Estate Winery Vidal Icewine - Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Peninsula VQA
    Clear, Med+ Gold, Lots of Legs

    A: Clear, Med+ Intensity, Developing
    Earth[Mushroom], drying out Papaya, I like the nose

    T: Luscious, Med+Acid, Full Body, Med Alc, med+ Intensity
    Raisin, Mineral, Finish, little Caramel, dried fruit, toasted nuts

    Conc: Not worth the price IMO 44.99 for a 375ml much better Icewines out there for the price (87 pts.)
  • 2007 CedarCreek Estate Winery Pinot Noir - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
    Clear, Med Ruby, showing legs

    A: Clean, Med Intensity, youthful
    Fat, Red fruit, some spice/pepper, mineral

    T: Dry, med+ acid, med tannin, med+alc, med+ intensity, med+ finish
    Minty, Red fruit, plums[not ripe]

    Conc: Good, needs to breath a bit felt little disjointed in the beginning (85 pts.)
  • 2008 Sandhill Syrah Sandhill Estate Vineyard - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
    Clear, Deep Core Purple, moving to a med+ruby rim
    A: Clear, Med+ Intensity, youthful
    Grape Candy fruit, Some Meat, Mineral, Pepper, and 'chemical'

    T: dry, med- acid , med tannin, med+ alc, med body, med intensity, med+ finish
    Oak, dark fruit/purple fruit, bitter chocolate, a "burnt meat"

    Conc: Not my type of Wine, Felt Flat, Acid was way to low no balance (81 pts.)
  • 2007 Summerhill Pyramid Winery Baco Noir - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
    Clear, Deep Ruby
    A: Clean, Med Intensity
    Cedar, Woody, Red fruit, cranberry Juice, Peanut Butter[Yup]

    T: Dry, med acid, low+ tannin, med body, med intensity, med+finish
    Red Fruit, Some Wood

    Conc: Average, drinkable for me others didn't find it as much (84 pts.)
  • 2006 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
    Deep Ruby [ I want to say Garnet but its ruby, but has the look of a good Bordeaux wine]

    A: Clean, Med+ Intensity, Developing
    dried red fruit, strawberry/cranberry little floral, cedar, 'cola', sweet tomato leaf, really enjoyed this nose 92pts!

    T: Dry, High Tannin, Med+ Acid, Med+ Alc, Med+ Intensity, Med finish
    Little Green, Red fruit, mild creamy

    Conc: good, dont think age will change the palate too much I think there is Potential, just need more age on the vines we shall see. Also seems a little closed on the palate would of liked to decant this wine too (86 pts.)
Dont know if these are the wines I would normally pick to show to people from outside the province.
Posted from CellarTracker
THE 100-POINT RATING SCALE (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes this in more detail.)
• Extraordinary (96-100 points)
• Outstanding (90-95)
• Very Good to Excellent (85-89)
• Good (80-84)
• Average (75-79)
• Below average (70-74)
• Avoid (50-70)

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