At the tasting bar... Saturday February 2, 2019 - The art of Blended wines
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....
Saturday February 2, 2018
The Art of Blending
In store 3:30-6:30pm
Bench Chill 2017
A riot of fruit flavours, this juicy fruit wine is perfectly balanced with soft acidity for a very enjoyable and easy to drink sipper. Made from a secret blend of Pinot Gris, Semillon, Chardonnay and three aromatic varietals: Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Viognier, this wine has a vibrant spectrum of Okanagan fruit flavours. Perfect alone or paired with fresh vegetable and seafood appetizers.
Tinhorn Creek 2 Bench White 2017
Pale straw colour, and the nose has our typical 2Bench aroma of white and yellow flowers, tropical fruit and sweet vanilla. The palate is lighter and more herbaceous than the 2015 with the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc this blend has seen. Wonderfully refreshing but still has layer of complexity and charm. Will pair well with a wide range of cheeses and light meats and salads.
Blasted Church Big Bang Theory 2017
The 2017 Big Bang Theory is a joyful blend of six different varietals. Floral notes introduce the wine followed by strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums and a hint of chocolate. Dried cherries and cranberries open the attack with plum, blueberry and mint carrying through the mid-palate as the tannin builds through the finish. Cabernet sauvignon 1%, cabernet franc 3%, malbec 4%, lemberger 13%, pinot noir 27%, merlot 52%
Moon Curser Border Vines 2016
This blend of six Bordeaux varietals consists of Malbec (38%), Cabernet Franc (25%), Merlot (24%), Petit Verdot (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (2%), and Carmenere (1%). This is a dry, medium bodied wine. The nose shows good intensity with strong elements of dark berry and typical Malbec notes of blueberry. On the palate this mouth filling wine has good weight and intensity, with highlights of plum and spice notes, and long smooth finish.