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Snooth User: dvogler

Some good BC wine available in USA

Posted by dvogler, Nov 8, 2015.

Forgive me if this seems like spam.  It's the only opportunity to buy and experience some good BC wine from the comfort of your own home in the USA.   Greg T actually told me about it and I was surprised I was unaware.  He bought a couple and I think he's pleased thus far.  Anyway, I think the guy who runs the program is in California and he imports small batches.  Obviously it's not a booming business (I think he has a regular wine shop as well).  For full disclosure, I get nothing from this.  I just want to make you aware that if you so desire, you're able to try some of the stuff I drink and post photos of on here.   It ships directly to most states I think.   He did tell me he's trying to expand the inventory.  I can vouch for what is available to being very good stuff.



Reply by GregT, Nov 8, 2015.

And the wines aren't bad, at least those I've had. We did a tasting of the wines about 10 years ago and I was less impressed. They've come a long way I'd highly recommend some of them.

Reply by Really Big Al, Nov 9, 2015.

Which Pinot Noir's do you recommend DV?  I think the Meyer Pinot's would be the ones at $40 each.

Reply by dvogler, Nov 10, 2015.

I'll get back to you as I'm not a Pinot guy, but I have very good sources to draw from!

This guy says the McLean Creek one has "barnyard" (ask JD about some Burgundies) I might say try the Reimer first, or even the $25 one.

Reply by dmcker, Nov 10, 2015.

So Le Vieux Pin is a cult producer for the area?

Nothing wrong with a little barnyard for Burgs, depending on what else is in the mix.

Reply by dvogler, Nov 10, 2015.


I don't think BC really has something akin to a 'cult' wine or winery yet.  There are some very collected wines though.  There are several wines that are $100-$130, but honestly, I don't think they're worth that.  They're good, but that's a LOT of dough and I could buy some killer Barolo, Brunello, Amarone, you name it.  Leonetti (almost).  For BC, my price limit is about $55.  Right now there are some great wines for between $20-40.  The 2013's I've had so far are seeming to be the best vintage I've tasted.  Apparently 2014 and this year are supposed to surpass it.  Lot's of good stuff in the years ahead :)   This WineBCUSA program has a few treats for sure.  The 2009 Church and State Quintessential, (I can't even get that here!) is absolutely gorgeous.  I brought that Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah to the thing at OT's last year.  I don't think anybody remembers it as it came out at the end of about 50 bottles ;)

Reply by JonDerry, Nov 10, 2015.

I'm pretty bullish on 2013 for most of the Pac Northwest, though not sure how the weather patterns changed as far north as BC.

Reply by dvogler, Nov 10, 2015.


You're correct.  The weather was stellar everywhere on the west coast.  Driest most consistently warm summer Victoria has ever had, and I know it was the same in the Okanagan where the grapes are.  They always have hot, dry summers, but they had record heat this year.

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