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Preview of Vancouver International Wine Festival

Pares Balta will be joining us from Spain to share the theme country spotlight this year at the 40th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Returning this year, we have Catena Zapata from Argentina and Montes from Chile, as well as Tenuta Sette Ponti (Feudo Maccari) from Italy. Tinhorn Creek and Poplar Grove will be there to showcase BC's thriving wine industry.

Here's a sneak peek of what our partners will be pouring in the Acura Tasting Room from March 1st-3rd.

PARÉS BALTÀ
Cava Brut

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Cataluna, Spain

366872 | 12x750ml | Spec

$20.79*
* Suggested retail price

- 90 Points -

Wine Scores, April 2014


Lemony, finesse, quaffable. An organic traditional sparkling made by a family owned winery from the classic cava varieties: Parallada, Macabeo and Xarel-lo. It offers impressive complexity at this price - notes of lemons, melon, pear and guava are rounded out with wild flowers and nutty, toasted pastries. The palate follows suit with lemony-quince flavours, honey and lanolin and an attractive tangy bitter finish. Nice finesse and richness with a lovely, creamy mousse.
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Cava Brut

CATENA
Alta Chardonnay 2015

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Mendoza, Argentina

521856 | 6x750ml | Spec

$41.57*
* Suggested retail price

- 94 Points -

James Suckling, June 2017


This deep and layered white shows sliced apple, cream and stone flavors. Full body. Dense yet fresh. Long and flavorful.

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Alta Chardonnay 2015

MONTES
Alpha Chardonnay 2015

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Valle Central, Chile

390203 | 12x750ml | Spec

$25.99*
* Suggested retail price

- 92 Points -

James Suckling, May 2017


A tangy and fresh white with sliced apple, pear and lemon character. Hints of toast. Full body, round texture. Beautiful finish. Light oak use and light malo

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Alpha Chardonnay 2015

SETTE PONTI
Crognolo 2014

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Tuscany, Italy

392514 | 12x750ml | Splty

$38.99*
* Suggested retail price

- 93 Points -

James Suckling, July 2016


Bright and aromatic with rose, blueberry and currant character. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Such finesse and beauty. Impressive for the vintage.

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Crognolo 2014

POPLAR GROVE
Pinot Gris 2016

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British Columbia, Canada

525865 | 12x750ml | Dom.

$18.49*
* Suggested retail price

- Best Pinot Gris -

Northern Lands Wine Competition, May 2017


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Pinot Gris 2016

TINHORN CREEK
The Creek 2014

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British Columbia, Canada

138432 | 6x750ml | Dom.

$55.99*
* Suggested retail price

- 92 Points -

Rick VanSickle, September 2017


After 23 years of crafting wines from the estate’s Diamondback Vineyard on Black Sage Bench and Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench, Tinhorn finally has its flagship red wine: The Creek. And it was well worth waiting for. It’s a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot that was pressed and racked to 40% new French and Hungarian oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing. The wines were racked to tank for blending in spring 2016, and then returned to barrel for a further eight months, for a total of 24 months of barrel ageing. It’s about sheer elegance on the nose, a sum of its parts, showing blackberries, cherries, black licorice, graphite, cassis and toasted oak spice and vanilla. It shows its teeth on the palate with a firm foundation of ripe tannins and generous fruit, spice, campfire smoke and earth. It is but a baby at this point and needs time to all calm down to fully appreciate the beauty. Wait for it, it is the new flagship wine, after all.

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The Creek 2014

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