Month: May 2018

  • Cannonau di Sardegna, 2014

    A relatively inexpensive red that didn’t impress on the first sip.  In fact it was near offensive.  So we decanted and let sit and low and behold manna from heaven.  Wowza.   Honestly, you could be on a rocky outcrop in Sardinia.   We’ve spent about a month focused on BC wines, some we love […]

  • Jean-Paul Brun Le Ronsay, 2016

    Spring is in the air.  Who doesn’t like a little Beaujolais to sip on a mild May evening?  Sedimentary, a distributor in Vancouver that focuses on natural wines, brings in the Jean-Paul Brun, although you’re hard pressed to find it.  It’s light, simple, tasty, fresh and very good value.  There is the berry of Gamay […]

  • Lock and Worth Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, 2016

    92 points over at Gismondi.  Wow.  (Wow as in yikes or oy vey or me oh my oh.)  We were unimpressed.  We were nonplussed.  We were disappointed.  From start to finish all we could think of was Australia and France and how they nail this.  It was plain, simple to simplistic, and with a banal […]

  • Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards Ehrenfelser, 2016

    In general, the BC Okanagan produces some decent Ehrenfelser which is, mostly, refreshing, light, zippy yet often a tad innocuous.  As the warmer weather hits, a good varietal to have for sipping on the patio.  That said, I’m not sure what Gismondi meant when he said it was one of the better aromatic white wines […]

  • Moraine Pinot Noir 2016 vs. Savard Pinot Noir 2013

    Battle of the less expensive Okanagan Pinots.  Sort of like a Pinto and a Maverick in a late 70s showroom.  We would expect the older and slightly more expensive Savard to take this slam dunk but in fact it was the Moraine.   The Savard, with its light tannins and forward acidity came on strong […]