A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 850: Bartier Bros. Okanagan Valley

Bartier Bros. Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Okanagan Valley)
Pale straw in colour; minerally, green pepper and green peach nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, well-balanced, green plum and white pepper flavours. (89)

Bartier Bros. Chardonnay 2021 (Cerqueira Vineyard)
Bright, light straw colour; apple and lemon nose; medium-bodied, dry, apple flavour with crunchy acidity. (89)

Bartier Bros. Rosé 2021 (Okanagan Valley)
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Syrah. Salmon pink in colour; spicy, cherry and candied strawberry on the nose; medium-bodied, dry, nicely balanced; good length. (88.5)

Bartier Bros. The Orchard Row 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc. Light purple colour; cedary, plum bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, juicy red plum flavour, firmly structured and nicely balanced. (90)

Bartier Bros. Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Ruby-purple colour; peppery, blackberry nose; full-bodied, dry, spicy, firmly structured; well-balanced and flavourful. (91)

Bartier Bros. Cabernet Franc 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Deep purple in colour; cedary, toasty, vanilla and black plum bouquet; full-bodied, richly extracted, dry, firmly structured; evident tannins with a bitter chocolate finish. (89)

Bartier Bros. The Goal 2020 (Okanagan Valley)
Merlot/Cabernet Franc. Deep purple colour; cedary, peppery, vanilla, toasty oak nose; full-bodied, dry, richly extracted black fruit flavours; firmly structured with evident but ripe tannins. (90)

Bartier Bros. Syrah 2020 (Cerqueira Vineyard)
Deep purple in colour; vanilla, black pepper and blackberry nose; full-bodied, dry and savoury; fleshy but elegant, firmly structured and well-balanced. Rich blackberry flavour. (90)

Other wines tasted:

Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (South Australia; general list, $14.95, CSPC #17759)
Dense purple colour; spicy, blackcurrant nose with a floral top note and evident oak; medium to full-bodied, dry, savoury, dark chocolate and black fruit flavours; firmly structured, lively acidity. Good value. (89)

Malivoire Stouck Viognier 2021 (Lincoln Lakeshore, $24.95, winery only)
Bright, pale straw; spicy, floral, peach bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, peach, melon and lemon flavours; beautifully balanced; lovely mouth-feel (91)

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