The Top 5 as rated by readers.
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1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
Fresh, textural, fragrant.
The Syrah grapes were harvested from estate Burrowing Owl and Eva's vineyards in Oliver and Osoyoos. Some of the Syrah grapes were co-fermented with a portion of Viognier grapes. The wine was then transferred into barrels to allow for malolactic fermentation followed by ageing 16 months in a combination of barrels.
Wild black berries, dried roses and mulberry, wet cedar and tobacco, dark chocolate and coffee. The entry is supple with good fruit expression and cocoa and espresso woven with vanilla, finely ground pepper and cola spices. Balanced and fresh it has nice textural chew overall.
Wine Scores reviewed - April 6th, 2022

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2. McWatters Collection Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC

Spiced, fresh, zesty.
The McWatters Collection (founded by the late Harry McWatters) falls under the Time Family of Wines umbrella and is made at the Chronos Winery (formerly TIME Winery) in downtown Penticton. There are now four wines in this collection, including this Chardonnay.
Roasted chestnut and grilled lemon, brown spices, yellow apples, buttered popcorn and coriander aromas dominate the nose. The palate is an echo of toasted spice, white pepper and lemony flavours. It has good brightness and a zesty, slight salty finish.
Pair: saffron mussels in cream and Chardonnay broth, grilled Dungeness crab and brie brioche, roast chicken, corn chowder and creamy pastas.

Wine Scores reviewed - February 25th, 2022

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3. Gray Monk Odyssey White Brut Sparkling, Okanagan Valley BC
Second review: November 2021
Grilled lemon and wet stone, hay and wildflowers, honey and yellow plum aromas, lead to a palate that is dry with nice complexity. It has a snappy, crunchy palate and long leesy finish. Nice classic styling.
Wine Scores reviewed - December 3rd, 2021
Festive, expressive, juicy.
Gray Monk makes this Brut from Pinot Blamc, Riesling and Chardonnay. Sweet golden pears and honey, yellow plums and talc with nutty and leesy undertones, it is just off-dry and has candied citrus peel and tree fruit flavours. Expect festive bubbles, a bright character and creamy edge. A lively sparkling for the holidays or any day of the year.
Pair: salmon, soft and mild cheeses, turkey, mildly spicy dishes or most appetizers.
Wine Scores reviewed - December 20th, 2019

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4. Hester Creek Pinot Blanc, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
Racy, pristine, lovely.
A level up from previous vintages, this precise Pinot Blanc was born on the Golden Mile Bench sub-GI from old vines (1968) block 4, and block 9 (1997/98).
It abounds with peaches and orange blossoms, honey and a spritz of pink grapefruit. It also has a lively and pristine palate with lovely concentration and bracing green apple and citrusy flavours.
Excellent value.
Pair: Seafood/shellfish, white meats or light starters and appetizers.
Wine Scores reviewed - March 17th, 2022

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5. Blasted Church Vineyards 'OMG' Okanagan Valley BC
Dry, creamy, racy.
Blasted Church's OMG sparkling is Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc from the 2016 vintage and it suggests classic brioche/bread dough aromas woven with yellow fruits, meringue, grilled lemons, dried flowers and a whiff of powdered ginger. It's a dry sparkling with a creamy edge and tangy fruit, plenty of lemon and yeasty flavours that lead to dried flowers and racy lime on the finish.
Wine Scores reviewed - April 8th, 2022

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1. Gray Monk Odyssey White Brut Sparkling, Okanagan Valley BC
Second review: November 2021
Grilled lemon and wet stone, hay and wildflowers, honey and yellow plum aromas, lead to a palate that is dry with nice complexity. It has a snappy, crunchy palate and long leesy finish. Nice classic styling.
Wine Scores reviewed - December 3rd, 2021
Festive, expressive, juicy.
Gray Monk makes this Brut from Pinot Blamc, Riesling and Chardonnay. Sweet golden pears and honey, yellow plums and talc with nutty and leesy undertones, it is just off-dry and has candied citrus peel and tree fruit flavours. Expect festive bubbles, a bright character and creamy edge. A lively sparkling for the holidays or any day of the year.
Pair: salmon, soft and mild cheeses, turkey, mildly spicy dishes or most appetizers.
Wine Scores reviewed - December 20th, 2019

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2. Blasted Church Vineyards 'OMG' Okanagan Valley BC
Dry, creamy, racy.
Blasted Church's OMG sparkling is Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc from the 2016 vintage and it suggests classic brioche/bread dough aromas woven with yellow fruits, meringue, grilled lemons, dried flowers and a whiff of powdered ginger. It's a dry sparkling with a creamy edge and tangy fruit, plenty of lemon and yeasty flavours that lead to dried flowers and racy lime on the finish.
Wine Scores reviewed - April 8th, 2022

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