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Here is the next segment of my tasting notes for some of the wines that I will be including in my list of varietals for the submission for membership into the Wine Century Club.


61. Blaufrankisch, 2007 vintage, Last Chance (blend), Rustico Farm & Cellars, Oliver, BC, Canada: medium ruby with a hint of garnet colour, ripe berry aromas and flavours with hints of smoke and spice, nice acidity.

62.Cabernet Franc, 2011 vintage, River Stone Estate, Oliver, BC, Canada: deep ruby with hints of purple, raspberry, dark fruit, spice, cedar, medium-plus tannins, well-balanced acidity, long finish.

63. Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 vintage, Iconoclast, Fairview Cellars, Oliver, BC, Canada: deep ruby, ripe dark fruit, cassis, black cherry, hints of spice, smoke, and coffee, rich, full-bodied, well-integrated tannins, well-balanced, long finish.

64. Marechal Foch, 2011 vintage, Fortified Vintage Foch, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, Kelowna, BC, Canada: rich dark fruit, chocolate and coffee, sweet but well-balanced, long finish.

65. Montepulciano, 2011 vintage, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Vini La Quercia, Morro d’Oro, Italy: dark purple colour, dark ripe fruit and spice aromas and flavours.

66. Pinotage, 2010 vintage, Stoneboat Vineyards, Oliver, BC, Canada: medium ruby colour, red cherry, plum, mocha, smoke, spice, medium-bodied, medium tannins

67. Pinot Meunier, 2012 vintage, Thornhaven Estates, Summerland, BC, Canada: medium ruby, raspberry, cranberry aromas and flavours with a hint of spice, medium-plus acidity, medium-minus tannins, medium finish.

68. Sangiovese, 2010 vintage, Sandhill Estates Small Lots, Kelowna, BC, Canada: medium ruby-garnet, cherry, plum aromas and flavours with some dusty herbs, medium-plus acidity, medium tannins, medium-plus finish.

69. Primitivo, 2005 vintage, Luigi Leonardo, Scarzi Luigi, Puglia, Italy: deep ruby colour, ripe dark berries and spice on the nose and palate, full-bodied, medium-minus acidity, medium-plus tannins, long finish.

70. Fer Servadou, 2006 vintage, Argile Rouge (blend), Chateau Bouscassé, Madiran, France: medium ruby colour, cherry,dark ripe fruit aromas, dry, medium acidity, medium-plus-plus tannins, flavours of dark fruit and some dried fruit, long finish.