Just like a finely balanced stock portfolio, putting together a blended wine takes finesse and judgment so that the experience of the whole will be greater than the sum of the individual parts. Our Portfolio is a wine that marries the art and science of wine making with a blend of five of the Bordeaux varietals. For the past decade, Portfolio has routinely won top accolades from wine competitions and wine critics alike. A proven chart-topper.
INSIDER TIP Blending is a complex art to find the balance between the multitude of dimensions including 100 different barrels of 12 different vineyard blocks across 5 grape varietals.
93 points - Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail
93 points - Anthony Gismondi
Diversify your assets with this 12 bottle mixed case, composed of a selection of Portfolio, Blind Trust Red, Syrah, Pinot Gris & Chardonnay.
Diversify your wine selection for gifts for clients, friends or employees with this 6 bottle Diversified Collector's Box.
Syrah has become a powerful varietal for BC winegrowers, both in terms of its success in growing well in the south Okanagan, and for what it has been delivering in the glass. 100% estate grown on our Perfect Hedge vineyard in Osoyoos, the style is inspired by the classic Cote Rotie in Northern Rhone, blending 97% Syrah with 3% Viognier. This combines the strong masculinity of Syrah with the more delicate femininity of Viognier.
INSIDER TIP: 30% of this wine is not just aged, but also fermented in French oak puncheons and tanks, which imparts silky tannins and a lush roundness to the Syrah.
91 points - Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail
92 points - John Schreiner
A blind trust is a financial trust in which the executors have full discretion over the assets, and the trust beneficiaries have no knowledge of the holdings of the trust. In this case, our Blind Trust is a wine in which the winemaker has full discretion over the blend so you'll just have to trust us.
INSIDER TIP: Blind taste the Blind Trust and try to guess the varietals before disclosing the assets which are kept under wrap and seal of the capsule.
92 points - John Schreiner
Pinot Noir has been a nice challenge with fruit sourced from a stellar high bluff site on the Naramata Bench. While Pinot Noir has a reputation that it can be tricky to grow, BC's cooler climates are showcasing Pinot Noir that is world class.
INSIDER TIP: Small Cap release with only 149 cases produced. Only available at the winery.
SOLD OUT - Next release June 2017. Guarantee your allocation and join the Preferred Share Wine Club or join our Newsletter to find out about new releases.
One of the most secretive practices on Wall Street is the use of dark pools, which are off-exchange platforms that let traders buy and sell stocks anonymously. This under the radar and quietly growing practice was exposed in Micheal Lewis’ best-selling book “Flash Boys”. Made in traditional Port style, Dark Pool was created using Merlot grapes sourced from the Naramata Bench during the 2010 harvest.
INSIDER TIP This Small Cap release of just 179 cases is bottled in a stealth black 500 ml bottle with a sleek glass stopper.
Making a well-balanced Chardonnay is a challenge that requires both a level of judgment and restraint to fully showcase the fruit characteristics, balanced with fullness and finesse, that only French oak can impart.
INSIDER TIP: Concrete egg fermentors bring texture & a sense of minerality
Viognier grows at our Perfect Hedge Vineyard in Osoyoos. An hour south of the Naramata Bench winery site, this vineyard provides the extra heat units that Viognier requires to ripen fully. Viognier is a unique white varietal combining the weightiness on the palate of Chardonnay and the amazing floral aromatics of Gewürztraminer.
Insider Tip: The trick with Viognier is to get optimal ripeness without losing acidity - something we've mastered with two separate pick dates.
91 points - John Schreiner
SOLD OUT - Next release May 2017. Guarantee your allocation and join the Preferred Share Wine Club or join our Newsletter to find out about new releases.
Pinot Gris is one of the darling varietals of the Okanagan Valley. It ripens easily and consistently produces an enjoyable, fruit forward yet food friendly wine.
Insider Tip: Partially fermented in a concrete egg creates amazing mouthfeel and texture.
90 points - John Schreiner