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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tasting of BC Wines Le Vieux Pin and La Stella, Jan 16/13

 The Date and Time: Wednesday, January 16, 2013  4:30 PM – 6PM

The Event: Tasting of BC icon wines Le Vieux Pin and La Stella.

The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve

The Target Audience: clients and wine writers

The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through B & W Wines (see below)

The Quote/Background: Both wineries deal with sustainable and/or organic procedures and products. Le Vieux Pin is near Oliver in the south Okanagan, making small batches with different yeast strains – before blending. La Stella is near Osoyoos Lake, south Okanagan, specializing in low yields.

The Wines:


**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Le Vieux Pin Petit Rouge 2008, Vintages Online +297416, $29.95 [merlot, cab sauv., pinot noir]

-Le Vieux Pin Ava 2011, $40 licensee B & W Wines [viognier/roussanne/marsanne]

-La Stella La Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, $100 licensee [15.1% ABV]


***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Le Vieux Pin Syrah 2010, $49 licensee

-Le Vieux Pin Retouche 2010, $85 licensee [syrah/cab sauv] [14.9% ABV]

-La Stella Fortissimo 2010, $45 licensee [merlot/cab franc/cab sauv/sangiovese]

-La Stella Maestoso Solo Merlot 2009, $110 licensee


The Food: terrine, cheeses, breads.

The Contact Person:

The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89

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