• Screaming Frenzy 2016 Shiraz

    Screaming Frenzy 2016 Shiraz

    'Dark, hematic and brooding syrah with more aromatic abilities than you might think. Plenty of wood sheathing and spicy intensity, with heat, liqueur and a sense of foreboding. Dark soy and balsamic in a bad boy of a northern Rhône like syrah. Big, potent and impressive. Drink 2021-2027. Tasted blind at NWAC19, June 2019. 91 points'  - Michael Godel, Critic at WineAlign.com
  • BSV 2016 'Oak Street Vineyard' Chardonnay

    BSV 2016 'Oak Street Vineyard' Chardonnay

    'A minor reduction locks in freshness, distracts with no apparent edginess and so first impressions are fruitful and seamless. There’s an aromatic sweetness in buoyant assistance to what is ostensibly savoury chardonnay, though also liquid dusty and spice cupboard melting through swaths of fruit. High level example with all available and averrable advantages in pocket, starting in the vineyard and following through right to the end of the winemaking processes. Drink 2019-2023. Tasted blind at NWAC19, June 2019. 91 points' - Michael Godel, Critic at WineAlign.com
  • the hatch 2016 'hatchchild' Cabernet Sauvignon

    the hatch 2016 'hatchchild' Cabernet Sauvignon

    'I like that The Hatch admit growing cabernet sauvignon in the Okanagan is a challenge. This one comes out of Monarch Vineyard from the sandy soils of Osoyoos, perhaps the warmest of all Okanagan sub-regions. There is a sense of wildness on the highly aromatic nose, including some green, eucalyptus notes. The colour is deep, the palate silky, the flavours a cedary, leafy cassis affair that is going to need some time to blossom fully and shed some oak. This is an alternative to the ripe chocolate style of so many cabernets coming out of Washington and California. Break out the cheese, for now, or a well-marbled steak. 87 points' - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine

  • BSV 2016 'Palo Solera Vineyard' Pinot Noir

    BSV 2016 'Palo Solera Vineyard' Pinot Noir

    'Palo Solara is another East Kelowna site in need of a sub-appellation. The vineyard is cool-sited, and has been sustainably farmed for some time. Suitably pale, the nose is an earthy, forest floor affair with savoury black cherry, and a touch of bitter/toasted almond and smoke. Still just a baby, this will need a year or two to gather itself and move forward. Low on fruit but big on style, it’s another piece of the BC pinot puzzle. 88 points' Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine
  • BSV 2015 'Hans Estate Franc Syrah'

    BSV 2015 'Hans Estate Franc Syrah'

    ‘Hans Estate Vineyard is located directly below the Mission Hill Oculus block on the East Osoyoos Bench. The blend is a very sexy 50/50 cabernet franc/syrah. The nose has an aromatic, perfumed edge with an exotic, fragrant five-spice/tea note that spills onto the palate. Youthful and slightly rambunctious, there is plenty of ripe fruit to embrace here and nothing grilled beef, lamb, or pork won’t subdue for the moment. Still, I would wait three to five years for the wine to really blossom. Well done. 90 points’ – Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine
  • the hatch 2018 'Lifecycle of a Hobo'

    the hatch 2018 'Lifecycle of a Hobo'

    'This Hobo wine springs from 37 year old müller-thurgau grapes growing peacefully in a single vineyard in East Kelowna near CedarCreek. Back in the day when the future seemed inevitable, this early-ripening, perfumed variety was planted in favour of riesling, a grape many thought wouldn’t ripen so far north. Fast forward to 2018. It is riesling-like after all, with its floral, orchard fruit nose and crisp fruit that provides a cage for all the peachy, apricot, green fruit filling the palate before finishing dry with a touch of bitterness. Müller-Thurgau is a white grape variety (Vitis vinifera) created by Hermann Müller from the Swiss Canton of Thurgau in 1882. It is a crossing of riesling with madeleine royale. 87 points' - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine Sept 6 2019

  • Crown + Thieves 2016 Roussanne Viognier

    Crown + Thieves 2016 Roussanne Viognier

    'Winemaker Jason Parkes describes roussanne as being like “chardonnay on steroids; it loves oak, is super rich and textured.” The ’16 is all that and more in the glass. The nose is floral with weighty perfume. The attack is equally rich with pear butter, honeysuckle, orange and caramel running through its rich textures and slightly bitter finish. Parkes has added viognier to the mix to lift further the aromatics and add a mysterious, exotic undercurrent. Not for everyone, but then that’s what makes wine so much fun. Try this now with sablefish or lobster or hold it for three to five years for the entire picture. 89 points' - Gismondi on Wine