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Wine Recommendation

Arrowleaf Cellars 2005 Red Feather  (Okanagan Valley)

Arrowleaf Cellars

2005 Red Feather
(Okanagan Valley)

Previous vintages of this appealing rosé have won awards for the winery, including a “best of varietal” designation at the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival in 2005, where other winemakers are judges. It is a curious designation, given that the wine is Pinot Noir juice to which Chardonnay is added to enrich the fruitiness.

The wine is packed with aromas and flavours of fruits, including strawberries. It has the velvety texture that Pinot Noir brings to the picture, with an attractive pink hue. The finish, while off-dry, is balanced toward dryness, so that the wine works with food but also is a good aperitif. 86 points.

Reviewed July 5, 2006 by John Schreiner.

The Wine

Winery: Arrowleaf Cellars
Vintage: 2005
Wine: Red Feather
Appellation: Okanagan Valley
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Price: 750ml $12.95

Review Date: 7/5/2006

The Reviewer

John Schreiner

John Schreiner has been covering the wines of British Columbia for the past 30 years and has written 10 books on the wines of Canada and BC. He has judged at major competitions and is currently a panel member for the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Wine. Both as a judge and as a wine critic, he approaches each wine not to find fault, but to find excellence. That he now finds the latter more often than the former testifies to the dramatic improvement shown by BC winemaking in the past decade.