Pour Decisions | Circus Malbec

Today’s Pour Decision is for you red wine lovers.

I am not an avid red wine drinker and at first I wasn’t super crazy about this one but by day three it caught me by surprise and we soon became lovers. The first thing I noticed was that it smelled absolutely amazing. It’s bold, intense, and flavourful, very smooth.

I may just become a red wine drinker after all.

Pour Decisions | The Vibrant Vine Woops?

Hey, friends! Another wine recommendation for you from The Vibrant Vine Winery.

The Vibrant Vine is a BC winery, located in Kelowna. The Woops? white wine is a 7 varietal white blend.

From their website: An immensely popular wine with intense tropical aromas, spicy floral notes, stone fruit and citrus zest. Look for concentrated flavours of ripe apricot, nectarine and green apple on the palate.

In my opinion: Definitely taste the spice, there’s a little burn but I also found it pretty smooth. It’s aromatic and flavourful, citrusy. Not too sweet because the spice really balances it out. I enjoyed this one, would definitely drink again.

Thanks for checking out my amateur wine reviews.

Pour Decisions | Red Rooster Pinot Gris

Today’s Pour Decision is the classic Pinot Gris from Red Rooster. Red Rooster is a winery located in the Okanagan Valley.

From their website: “Clear and bright with a fresh, clean aroma of peach, melon, pear, yellow apple and marzipan. This rooster shows a slightly rich, round fleshy profile with peach, melon and a hint of spice on the palate. Then refreshing notes of orange, tangerine, lemon drop and yellow plum ‘take flight’ on the finish.”

I definitely tasted the notes of melon in this pinot gris, which is not a flavour I don’t think has ever really jumped out at me in a wine before. It’s also very citrusy and fresh. It’s aromatic and very flavourful. This is absolutely one I would reach for again.

This Pinot Gris from Red Rooster has an alcohol content of 13.5%

Pour Decisions | Bask Pinot Noir

I recently tried something totally new on the market – I’m talking just launched this summer, basically no online presence kind of new!

I am not typically a red wine drinker. I will occasionally enjoy a Pinot Noir, Merlot or Red Blend, but it’s not really what I reach for most often. I reeeally enjoyed this pinot! I definitely drank it a little slower than I would drink a white, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It is a Canadian wine. It’s super smooth and flavourful; definitely taste those black cherry notes. Plus, this wine has also zero grams of sugar per serving!

Bask Pinot Noir has an alcohol content of 13.5% and sells for a whopping $12.

Pour Decisions | Ruby Blue’s Winery Pinot Gris

I recently tried the Pinot Gris from Ruby Blue’s Winery and I can not recommend this wine enough! Ruby Blue’s Winery Penticton. Ruby Blues opened as Ruby Tuesday Winery in 2008 and became popular with visitors to the Naramata Bench. They changed the name to Ruby Blues Winery two years later.

The Pinot Gris features flavours of passion fruit, citrus and soft pears and apples. It is really nicely balanced, neither sweet nor dry and it’s just lightly crisp. This has definitely become a favourite of mine and is a frequent purchase.

Pour Decisions | Longshot Rose

Hello friends! A new series on the blog – Pour Decisions. Follow along as I try all kinds of new wines and share some of my staple favs.

I recently tried the rose from Longshot. Longshot is a winery out of California and they describe their rose as dry and crisp with fruity flavours and floral notes. I did not find it to be quite as dry as I was expecting. It is crisp, and very flavourful. It’s also a little buttery.

This rose has an alcohol content of 13.5% and I paid just over $16 dollars for the bottle, so super affordable for a great tasting wine.

I would definitely drink this one again!