Tasting Notes

Wine Reviews

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Montes Purple Angel 2006

None-too-subtle oak. Very rich, naturally. Strong blueberry notes. Maybe too young; good acids on finish. One reviewer wrote, "one of the best Carmeneres available. If you don't think so, we're no longer friends." This is a big, deep, rich, powerful wine, Carmenere as good as it gets.
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Mission Hill Quatrain 2006

Quatrain is absolutely striking in its exuberant fruit, concentration and smooth, silky tannins. The blend of shiraz, merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon could feel over the top, but its relatively mo...
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2008 La Stella Vivace

La Stella Vivace is a fine example of the Okanagan coming through in the grape. Grown sustainably and organically, the Vivace is crisp and refreshing with citrus and green pears on the nose. The palate reveals a touch more citrus, a juicy splash of green tree fruits (apples & pears), hints of tropical fruit (think: pineapple) and an undertone of sage and stone that reminds me so much of the desert.