Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards 2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay - 90pts

Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards 2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay (Sonoma County) California - USA

Availability: BCLDB stores
Cost: $27.99 + taxes
Alcohol: 14.5%
Date Tasted: September 11th, 2017

Tasting Notes: A wonderfully balanced Chardonnay with a solid mineral backbone on the joyful, sweetly-comforting, baked aroma scented nose and the refreshing, orchard and citrus fruit infused, full-bodied, oak-kissed palate. Finish is moderate-plus with some lingering spice, 
lemon peel and 'hot' alcohol notes. Drink now-2021.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017 IconWines.ca

Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay - 89pts

Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma County) California - USA

Availability: BCLDB stores
Cost: $22.99 + taxes
Alcohol: 13.5%
Date Tasted: September 10th, 2017

Tasting Notes: Though only 60% barrel fermented for 6 months, there is plenty of oak and malolactic fermentation influence at work in this blend of Chardonnay from numerous Sonoma County vineyards. Sweet nut and buttery notes grace the apple, pear and baked citrus scented nose with a lengthy, round'yet'vivacious palate following with similar flavours and slightly sharp, citrus peel acidity. Lees and spice linger with citrus notes on the finish.
 Drink now-2017.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017 IconWines.ca

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars 2016 Sauvignon Blanc - 89pts

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here and private wine shops
Cost: $18.90
Alcohol: 11.5%
Date Tasted: September 8th, 2017

Tasting Notes: Tart and refreshing with citrus and stone fruit galore on the blossom and grass scented nose and the dry, mouth-watering, leesy palate. The 11.5% residual alcohol is pleasantly low while hints of spice and minerals add some complexity. Always one of the Province's best Sauv Blanc. Pair with Scallops or Oysters and enjoy this wine in its youth or over the next few years. 
Drink now-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017 IconWines.ca

Liquidity Wines 2015 Pinot Noir - 88pts

Liquidity Wines 2015 Pinot Noir (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $26 + taxes
Alcohol: 13.7%

Production:1190 cases
Date Tasted: September 7th, 2017

Tasting Notes: A ripe and round bouquet of black raspberry, sweet cherry and light spice aromas greets you on the nose of this aromatic, Okanagan Falls Pinot Noir. A medium-plus bodied palate follows with similar flavours, brambly berry acidity and lingering spices and cola notes on the moderate finish. A solid, approachable Pinot.
 Drink now-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017 IconWines.ca

River Stone Estate Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc - 87-89pts

River Stone Estate Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability
: Sold out. Direct from winery here
Cost: $27.90 (including taxes)
Alcohol: 14.2%

Production: 153 cases
Date Tasted: September 2nd, 2017

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Tasting Notes: A herbaceous and woody Cabernet Franc, smelling and tasting of brambly berries, spicy herbs and evergreen needles. Youthful and tight, allow this Franc to age in your cellar to mellow the sour fruit and pine cone characters which dominate the profile today. A more balanced future awaits for this full-bodied and complex wine. Look for light menthol, vanilla and sweek oak flavours to emerge after 2 years. 
Drink 2019-2022
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017 IconWines.ca