Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Nov 9, 2010 Twisted Tree Vineyards & Winery Six Vines 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOsoyoos, BC $22-25 +791988 available at select private liquor stores, and as part of limited BC Liquor Stores ‘Best of BC Release’ www.twistedtree.caThis family owned winery produces small quantities of hand crafted, premium wines. Chris and Beata Tolley’s small vineyard is located on the east bench above Lake Osoyoos in the South Okanagan. I am well acquainted with their whites – their Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne blends are fantastic. If you haven’t guessed by now, The Tolley’s are not afraid of vineyard variety adventures. They’re not only finding what best suits their terroir by trial and error, they’re making a name for themselves in a vast sea of Okanagan wineries. In addition to the Rhone whites, they also play around with Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Malbec, Tannat, Corvina – plus the usual suspects (Merlot and friends).I love their whites, but this nip in the air calls for reds. Six Vines is their big Bordeaux blend, utilizing six varieties permitted by the Bx appellation rules: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Malbec. Each varietal is fermented separately in barrel, and then blended – with the percentages changing annually based on what the wine needs. Red berries, cherry and clove spice in the nose lead to a full bodied red with assertive black cherry, blackberry jam, cocoa, earthy bramble and espresso. Soft and fleshy, with a lengthy herbal finish. Pair with an herb crusted roast beef with long roasted root veg.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsTwisted Tree Vineyards & Winery Six Vines 2008Six Vines is Twisted Tree’s big Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Malbec. Red berries, cherry and clove spice in the nose lead to a full bodied red with assertive black cherry, blackberry jam, cocoa, earthy bramble and espresso. Soft and fleshy, with a lengthy herbal finish. Pair with an herb crusted roast beef with long roasted root veg.Bordeaux BlendOkanaganRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.