Calliope 2013 Wine Review
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada
Community Reviews: 5
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 87/100
An medium-bodied, smooth BC red wine produced by Figure Eight Wyse Family Wines. Aromas of mocha from oak aging along with black plum and spice. pair with grilled pork chops. Calliope is the name of a hummingbird that flies through the Okanagan Valley.
This Calliope 2013 was reviewed on November 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Fruit forward with an earthy note in this lovely blend from BC. Aromas of plums, cherry and chocolate, mixed with dried herbs and earth. Smooth, medium bodied and medium tannins. Nice acidity to balance out fruit on the palate. This wine would be great with a variety of meat and or game dishes, maybe some elk burgers on the BBQ. Enjoy!
|Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
This medium-bodied red blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby colour and characteristics both fruity and savoury. Cherry, strawberry, plum, violets, cloves, vanilla, pepper, dried herbs. The palate is smooth with notes toasted oak, earth, mocha, and some drying tannins. Acidity is medium+. A very good fruit driven finish. Very good VQA. Pair with roasted poultry, small game meat, salted and grilled steak. Enjoy now.
Tasted: January 2015
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Juicy ripe plum, raspberry, a slight earthiness, baking spices and chocolate aromas are the main aromas of this BC wine. The taste is plum and cherry with some nice tartness from the well balanced acidity. Medium tannins lend a little structure and the finish is a medium tart cherry. A very nice prime rib wine.
|The Calliope is a hummingbird that flies throughout the Okanagan Valley, known for its sweet birdsong. It's also the smallest bird in Canada. The Figure Eight Red wine is named after the pattern that the bird's wings make when hovering in one place. This is a red wine blend of mostly Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes with the remainder being Malbec and Syrah. - Community Wine Reviews|
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