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Mari Kane

Mari Kane

Kettle Valley Zinfandel, Great Northern Vineyard 2013

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, Bc, Canada
1456 days ago

Mari reviewed this wine:

Light red in color and clear in density, this wine had a nose of dense ripe fruit. The mouth shows super ripe, dried black fruit and sizzling acidity on a medium body that’s pretty lean. The finish is medium length, with notes of raisin and root beer before it turns hot. The wine tastes cooler than expected from 16% alcohol, but physically, you feel the heat. The longer the wine breathes, the boozier it gets. Potent and bold, Kettle Vally is probably the most Californian of all the BC Zins. Not a sipping wine, it tastes great with chicken sausage, caramel cake and chocolate cookies.

Desert Hills Zinfandel 2011

Okanagan Valley Bc, Canada
1456 days ago

Mari reviewed this wine:

Deep red in color, this one sports a floral nose with briary black fruit and spices. In the mouth it has candied and jammy blackberries and plums, with licorice and spice. The medium-length finishes juicy and clean with lingering spiciness and candied fruit. Almost Californian in style and truly excellent with turkey, yams, stir fry and chocolate cookie.

Rustico Zinfandel Vine Bonanza! 2011

Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
1457 days ago

Mari reviewed this wine:

Almost black with deep red edges, the nose features stewed black cherries and a touch of orange peel. The body is hefty and big shouldered, showing toasty black fruit, leather, a soft mouthfeel, and medium tannins, finishing long and dry with a nice chocolate note. It’s a hearty, rustic-style zin, that’s perfect with bbq pork, chocolate cookie and even said stir fry.

Mt Boucherie Zinfandel Family Reserve 2010

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, Bc, Canada
1457 days ago

Mari reviewed this wine:

One of the lightest colored reds, this zin has an aroma of bright red and citric fruit, as well as floral notes. Red fruit is reflected on the palate, as well as spices, pepper, and even a little grapefruit. The finish is juicy with fresh red raspberries and just a touch of heat. An elegant and racy zin with a medium body and big flavor. Excellent with the lamb.

Inniskillin Zinfandel, Discovery Series 2011

Bear Cub Vineyard, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
1457 days ago

Mari reviewed this wine:

Inniskillin was the first BC Zinfandel I ever tasted, around 2007. Light red in color, the current vintage has aromas of black cherry and spicy oak. The palate is peppery with black cherries and has a lush mouthfeel, good balance, and some bright acidity. The finish is a little short but has lovely cherry notes and a hint of briar. It’s an easy drinking zin, approachable and pleasant, and surprisingly good with stir fry laced with soy sauce.

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