Red Wine

LIGHT

Subtle aromas of sweet cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, black tea with a finish of soft tannins, pepper or hints of vanilla. Pairs well with fish, duck, light pasta or vegetarian dishes.

Gamay Noir
Volcanic Hills – Kelowna, BC   38
JoieFarm – Naramata, BC   50
Haywire – Summerland, BC   56

Pinot Noir
Spierhead – East Kelowna, BC   54
Black Cloud “Altostratus” – Penticton, BC   60
Burrowing Owl – Oliver, BC   65
Meyer Family “McLean Creek” – Okanagan Falls, BC   70

MEDIUM

Deeper in color with scents of cedar, plum, black cherry, licorice or mild vanilla. On the palate look for oak, chocolate or blackberry. Pairs well with almost anything (especially lamb, duck, steak, pasta or pizza).

Barbera
Luca Bosio – Piedmont, Italy   40
Monterosso – Piedmont, Italy   54
Matteo Correggia – Piedmont, Italy   60

Primitivo/Zinfandel
Heracles – Puglia, Italy   48
Young and Wyse Collection – Osoyoos, BC   50
Luccarelli “Campo Marino” – Puglia, Italy   58

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
La Valentina – Abruzzo, Italy   48
Il Feuduccio “Fonte Venna” – Abruzzo, Italy   54

Cabernet Franc
Harper’s Trail – Kamloops, BC   40
Bartier Brothers – Oliver, BC   64
Baillie-Grohman – Creston, BC   70

Merlot
Gold Hill – Oliver, BC   49
Ex Nihilo – Lake Country, BC   56
Upper Bench – Naramata, BC   64
Vanessa Vineyard – Similkameen Valley, BC   88
Checkmate “The Silent Bishop” – Oliver, BC   140

Sangiovese

Chianti
Geografico Capofosso Chianti – Tuscany, Italy   38
Castello di Querceto Chianti – Tuscany, Italy   46
Carpineto Chianti Classico – Tuscany, Italy   54
Brancaia Chianti Classico – Tuscany, Italy   68
Toscolo Chianti Classico Riserva – Tuscany, Italy   78

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
La Braccesca – Abruzzo, Italy   65

Morellino di Scansano
Castello Bossi “Terre di Talamo Riserva” – Tuscany, Italy   68

Rosso di Montalcino
Pian della Vigne – Tuscany, Italy   78

Brunello di Montalcino
Casisano – Tuscany, Italy   110
Pertimali – Tuscany, Italy   120
Carpineto – Tuscany, Italy   130

BOLD

These wines often have bold aromas of blackberry, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean or leather. Look for finishes of mocha, pepper, clove or vanilla. Pairs well with heavier pasta, pizza, steak or lamb.

Malbec
La Frenz – Penticton, BC   50
Church and State – Okanagan Valley, BC   64
Misconduct – Oliver, BC   72

Syrah
Moon Curser – Osoyoos, BC   48
Orofino – Similkameen Valley, BC   64
Vanessa Vineyard – Similkameen Valley, BC   88

Cabernet Sauvignon
Hidden Chapel “Shotgun Wedding” – Oliver, BC   52
Orofino “The Scout” – Similkameen Valley, BC   65
Culmina – Oliver, BC   80
Covert Wines “Grand Reserve” – Oliver, BC   124

Barolo
Reversanti – Piedmont, Italy   82
Ricossa – Piedmont, Italy   92
Marchesi di Barolo “Coste di Rose” – Piedmont, Italy   115

BLENDS

More complicated in structure, these wines can be medium to full-bodied. Look for upfront aromas of black currant, plum, pencil, smoke, flower or cocoa. Finishes can be creamy with notes of jam, vanilla, blueberry or tobacco. Pairs well with duck, steak, herb or tomato-based pasta or roast vegetables.

Rosso
Michele Chiarlo “La Vespa Monferrato” – Piedmont, Italy   48
Bolla “Creso” – Verona, Italy   54
Sylla Sebaste “Syllabo” – Piedmont, Italy   54
Prunotto “Mompertone” – Piedmont, Italy   60

GSM
Pentage – Naramata, BC   64

Bordeaux Blend
Gold Hill “Cabernet Merlot” – Oliver, BC   48
Hugging Tree “Telltale” – Similkameen Valley, BC   50
Fort Berens “Meritage” – Lillooet, BC   54
Moon Curser “Border Vines” – Osoyoos, BC   54
Black Market “The Syndicate” – Okanagan Falls, BC   62
Poggio al Tesoro “Mediterra” – Bolgheri, Italy   70
Noble Ridge “Family Reserve Meritage” – Oliver, BC   75
Tenuta Argentiera “Villa Donoratico” – Bolgheri, Italy   78
Hester Creek “The Judge” – Golden Mile Bench, BC   105
Maculan “Fratta” – Veneto, Italy   160

Super Tuscan
Rocca della Macie “Ser Gioveto” – Tuscany, Italy   90
Brancaia “Il Blu” – Tuscany, Italy   144

Amarone
Tenuta Sant Antonio – Veneto, Italy   90
Allegrini “Corte Giara” – Veneto, Italy   105
Tommassi “Il Sestante” – Veneto, Italy   120

Valpolicella
Ca Rugate “Rio Albo” – Veneto, Italy   49
Tedeschi “Capitel Nicalo” – Veneto, Italy   62