Bartier Bros. Gewurztraminer 2012 - Lone Pine Vineyard

The complex of this wine has been augmented with the addition of 11% Sémillon in the blend. The wine begins with a fruity aroma – more floral than spicy. There are flavours of lychee and a hint of residual sweetness, nicely balanced with acidity to create a refreshing finish.

 ~  John Schreiner, John Schreiner on wine

Bartier Bros. Semillon 2012

"The wine begins with aromas of fresh apple slices.  On the palate, there are flavours of apple and melon and herbs.  It has a good backbone and bright acidity to give the wine a crisp finish."

~  John Schreiner, John Schreiner on wine
Bartier Bros. Unoaked Chardonnay 2012 - Cerqueira Vineyard

"The wine begins with a lovely aroma of citrus and apple.  The aromas are echoed on the palate along with lime and peach.  The rich texture was promoted by leaving the wine on lees, without stirring, for five months."

~  John Schreiner, John Schreiner on wine

Bartier Bros. Semillon 2012

 "... a vibrant, intense white showcasing bright lemon fruit and floral notes with engaging wet stone, almost savoury undertones.  Credit the unique Cerqueira Vineyard on the lower Black Sage Bench near Oliver, then take out the credit card to pay for the perfect paring: takout Shanghai dimplings and drunken chicken."

~  James Nevison, The Province

88 Points, BC $19.90

Bartier Bros. Semillon, Cerqueira Vineyard 2012, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

"Cerqueira Vineyard is a special site, gently western sloping on the lower side of Black Sage Road, nestled between Oliver and Osoyoos.  The soils are laced with graite cobbles coated with calcum carbonate.  Now, I'm not admitting to any rock-licking rumours, but let's just say that all the wines made from grapes searching for nutrients off these soils have shown to be quite special.  The new vintage of Semillon confirms my Cerqueira crush; herbal spice, thorny white wildflower bushes, apricot fuzz and crisp citrus over a textured, focused palate.  Chalky shimmery acidity closes out the finish.  This wine will continue to improve with age, and I fully intend to revisit in a few years time".  tasted July 2013. Treve Ring, WineAlign

~ Treve Ring, WineAlign