At the tasting bar... Friday January 11, 2019 - See Ya Later Ranch | Black Sage Vineyards
Weekend Wine Tasting
At our free tasting bar every Friday & Saturday we host winery owners, winemakers, winery agent and our wine experts are on hand to sample you 4-6 wine to try before you buy. Tasting bar hours are from 330pm - 630pm .
Here is what we are tasting....
Friday January 11, 2018
See Ya Later Ranch and Black Sage Vineyards
Beth in store 3:30-6:30pm
The wines of See Ya Later Ranch celebrate the lively legacy of Major Hugh Fraser, a colourful character who purchased the property high above the Okanagan Valley in 1920. These days, visitors love See Ya Later Ranch for its well-crafted VQA wines served in an unbeatable setting. The tasting room and wine shop are located in the Major's 1900's home - made of original hand-split stone - while the patio is the perfect perch to enjoy a bottle of wine and take in the view of the surrounding valley, vineyards and lakes.
See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Gris 2017
This Pinot Gris leans to the Alsatian style, emphasizing mouthfeel. Well-integrated apple, pear and citrus peel flavours with some emerging tropical fruit. Crisp and lemony with well-integrated oak tones.
See Ya Later Ranch Chardonnay 2017
Vibrant notions of fresh apple and citrus add crunch and zest to the soft, buttery character and toasty oak of this Chardonnay. Good complexity for the price. Enjoy it with pork roast or seafood.
The partners named the 115-acre site Black Sage Vineyard™, after the road it fronts, and planted it with the late-ripening premium grapes that thrive in hot, arid conditions. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc represented about seventy percent of the planting. White varieties included Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Black Sage Vineyards Merlot 2016
This Merlot exhibits big jammy plum, rich dark cherry, smooth vanilla and mellow mocha notes on the nose. On the palate, plenty of plum, cherry, vanilla and mocha notes carry over, with moderate tannins and soft acidity leading to a long finish
Black Sage Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2016
This 100% Cabernet Franc opens with aromas of red cherry, green leafy notes, dried tea leaves and vanilla. Flavours of strawberry and red cherry burst on the palate, and are layered with earthy notes and vanilla undertones. The tannins are firm yet approachable, with a medium finish that lingers.
Black Sage Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits cassis, tea leaves, smoky mocha and tobacco notes on the nose. The dark fruit continues on the palate with vanilla notes and earthy tobacco. The tannins are firm with a soft acid backbone which contributes to a lengthy finish on this full-bodied wine.