Our SWIRL Wine Club celebrates the best of BC wine. We focus on winners from the most of the wine Competitions so you can get all the award winning wines every month. All wine are chosen by our expert WSET-certified staff. We also partner with wineries to offer special wines available only to club members. Each collection includes extra information such as detailed tasting notes, award information, food pairing suggestions, and cellaring recommendations. This month we are tasting a small selection of our wine club pick by our wine experts. Join us...
Saturday December 1, 2018
Swirl Wine Club Wines
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Lunessence Pinot Blanc Oraniensteiner 2017 (Summerland)
Lunessence Winery blended Oraniensteiner, a unique German grape, with a late harvest Pinot Blanc, giving this wine balance and harmony. Dry and fruit forward, this white has enticing citrus aromas.
Cedar Creek Platinum Viognier 2016 (East Kelowna)
Dense, ripe and rich style with sun-warmed, aromatic apricot, peaches and pears, sourced from Haynes Creek Vineyard. A fermentation split between French barriques (40 percent), concrete egg (30 percent) and 30 percent barrel and foudre, makes for an expressive, layered and textural wine albeit adding to viognier's inherent girth. Five months on the lees in oak/concrete further upped the ante. Honeysuckle, honeydew, acacia blossoms and jasmine complete the package.
93/100 Natalie Maclean
Baillie-Grohman Terraces Pinot Noir 2015 (Creston)
The 2015 Pinot Noir Terraces is a deep carmine colour with a purple hue. The style has lifted notes of ripe wild red and black fruit with spice, cedar and game. On the palate has a rich textural palate, medium bodied with a long finish, great balance and concentration displaying notes of blackberry, lavender, and plum with truffle and spice.
Gold 2017 BC Wine Awards
Mama D Vineyard Cabernet Franc is grown in the desert vineyards on the west side of Osoyoos Lake. Cab Franc’s early ripening potential requires precise attention to picking dates to ensure the wine has a perfect balance of boldness and elegance. This appealing wine was aged in second fill French and American oak barrels for 30 months. (New Winery)