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Author: Helene Scott

Wine reviews: fine vintage showcasing both terroir and winemaking expertise

Enjoy these fine vintage wines showcasing both terroir and winemaking expertise Fairview Cellars 2013 Pendiente De La Terraza Oliver, Okanagan Valley 1/2  $45 The grapes for this lovely 100% Cabernet Sauvignon came from the Alonso Family's Quail's Wayside vineyard. The wine has a rich fruitcake nose with hints of spice, eucalyptus and mint. Velvety smooth but will improve with further cellaring. Braised beef short ribs or bison will pair well with this opulent wine. Mt. Boucherie 2013 Summit Winemaker’s Reserve West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley 1/2 $49.95 Winemaker Jim Faulkner’s flagship blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec...

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Wine reviews: A showcase of summer whites

A showcase of summer wines, from crisp and refreshing whites to elegant rosé and Pinot Noir. See the High Sprits wine column: Summer wine picks   Intrigue I Do Bubbly Lake Country, Okanagan Valley  $17.30 Bubbly makes me happy and this is happiness in a bottle! Beautiful copper pink colour. Easy to drink, fun and fruity, field strawberry and red berry fruit, gentle frizzante bubbles. Made mainly from Riesling with Merlot, Malbec and Rotberger contributing the colour. Celebrate with family and friends, fruit salad and wedding cake.         Clos Du Soleil 2014 Capella Keremeos, Similkameen Valley...

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