Our March BC Wine Feature is Laughing Stock Winery out of Naramata, BC.
“…a serious enterprise with a most unfortunate moniker. We wake up every day with the constant motivation of not living up to our name. We strive to produce some of the highest quality wines in the Okanagan Valley. It’s what we do.”
Pinot Gris 2019, Okanagan Falls
14.5% – “Our winemaking choices for this vintage include whole cluster pressing for a fresh fruit profile and settling the juice with no skin contact.” Partially fermented in concrete eggs, aged sur lie for 6 months with weekly stirring.
Viognier 2019, Osoyoos
14.9% – “An hour south of the Naramata Bench winery site, this vineyard is hotter & provides the extra heat units that Viognier requires to ripen fully”
Pinot Noir 2018, Okanagan Falls
14% – “After hand picking, we double hand sort the grapes followed by whole berry fermentation… done in stainless tanks, with 20% as whole clusters. The wine was then barrel aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.”
Blind Trust 2018, Naramata
13.5% – “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.
Portfolio 2017, Naramata Bench, 14.2% – “Just like a finely balanced stock portfolio, putting together a blended wine takes finesse and judgement 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 winemaking with a blend of Bordeaux varietals. For the past decade, Portfolio has routinely won the top accolades from wine competitions and wine critics alike: a proven chart-topper.”
Clay Amphorae aged Viognier, Roussane, Marssane.
“This small cap release is a tribute to how wine was made in ancient times. Using a hands-off winemaking approach, this is our 6th year working with 500L terracotta Clay Amphorae. The result is a wine that challenges you to define it to a specific region or style.”
All but the Clay Amphorae wine in this feature are offered at $4.00 off per bottle for a total savings of $20.00 on the 6 bottles of wine.
These 6 wines are $205.03 + tax & dep. with a total of $238.70 after tax and deposit.
Feel free to call 250-995-2665 to customize an order or visit our Online Store to build your own basket.
Our February BC Wine Feature of the Month is Blue Grouse Estate Winery & Vineyard.
The Vancouver Island wine region staple underwent a big vineyard expansion in the last few years.
Blue Grouse Winery and Team have been planning their 26-acre vineyard expansion under Pedro Parra’s tutelage. They have been working with Señor Terroir for about 5 years now, starting with their first expansion, the Paula vineyard which was planted in 2017. The Brunner Vineyard is the current expansion project and will have five varietals: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and some Gamay Noir. Planting started in 2020 and will continue this year in February and May.
ABOUT PEDRO PARRA
Pedro Parra was born in Concepción, Chile, near Bio Bio and Itata, and he is raising his family there now. Pedro holds a PhD in terroir from the Paris Center of Agriculture, with six years’ experience in French terroirs. As a highly respected consultant working in several countries and terroirs (Chile, Argentina, USA, Italy, Canada, France, Armenia), Pedro brings an open mind and vision to winemakers and viticulturists alike.
BLUE GROUSE, QUILL Q RED 2018 $2.00 OFF = $25.20 + tax & dep.
A rich, robust blend. Oaky aromas of rich cocoa, clove and cinnamon with black cherry and liquorice notes on the finish. Crank the BBQ – this is great with a heavy meal!
BLUE GROUSE, QUILL Q WHITE 2019 $2.00 OFF = $19.87 + tax & dep.
Aromatic style, with loads of pretty tree fruit, sweet yellow apple and bright floral notes. Off-dry with a crisp, zippy finish.
BLUE GROUSE, QUILL PINOT GRIS 2019 $2.00 OFF = $20.87 + tax & dep.
Pear, crisp citrus flavours and aromas with a smooth, vanilla/butterscotch mouthfeel with a bright acidity.
BLUE GROUSE, QUILL PINOT NOIR 2018 $2.00 OFF = $25.00 + tax & dep.
Red plum, vanilla & cranberries followed by flavours of cherry pie & warm spices. A perfect companion with wild sockeye or hearty pasta dishes.
BLUE GROUSE, QUILL ROSÉ 2019 $2.00 OFF = $19.17 + tax & dep.
Aromas of strawberry & rhubarb. Fresh & lively on the palate with a savoury-note. Complex & full-flavoured.
BLUE GROUSE, PAULA SPARKLING 2017 $2.00 OFF = $33.65 + tax & dep.
Aromas of green apple, toast and a bit of earthy mushroom. Flavours of creamy lemon curd and caramel with a fine mousse on the finish.
One of each of the wines is available from FREE local delivery with a total savings of $12.00 for $166.10 everything included.