My Ideal BC Wine List Part II – Reds and Sweet wines


Okay, here’s the second part of my wine list for restaurants, this time featuring red wines and a couple of “stickies” at the end.

Red Wines Description $/bottle $/glass

– La Frenz

Mostly Gamay, soft, fruity and really ripe! 44 7.50

–          Township 7

Classic Rhone style, with black pepper, earth and cherries 50 8.50

–          Nichol

Best Syrah in BC, maybe Canada; like a Crozes-Hermitage from France 60 10.00
Cabernet Sauvignon

– La Frenz              

A dead ringer for a California Cab, with toasty oak and vanilla coating the black currants; best in BC 56 9.50

– La Frenz

Also best in BC and made in a ripe, fruity style; no “coffee/chocolate”dried out wine here 54 9.00
Pinot Noir

 – Eau Vivre

A revelation from the Similkameen Valley! Burgundy style, with earthy but ripe cherries and touch of oak 40 6.50
Pinot Noir

– Nk Mip

Fruitier with a touch more oak, a California style Pinot Noir at a great price from this First Nations winery 40 6.50
Pinot Noir

– Blue Mountain

Baby brother of the Reserve wine, but while lighter and fruitier it has nice complexity 50 8.50
Pinot Noir Reserve

— Kettle Valley

Maybe the best “regular” Pinot in BC; amazingly concentrated, ripe, but not sweet or jammy 50 8.50
Pinot Noir Reserve

— Kettle Valley

Glorious Pinot, cross between California and Burgundy style; almost as good as the Hayman Vineyard 70 11.50
 Sweet Wines Description $/bottle $/glass
Vintage Port

– La Frenz

A new addition to La Frenz, made from Shiraz grapes 50

(500 ml)

Fortified Foch

– Quail’s Gate

Meaty, rich berries, quite unique 40 6



 So there you go! The reds and sweet wines to compliment last week’s white wines.

And in case you think this can’t happen…check out Kingfishers Bar and Grill in Maple Ridge, B.C. They not only have about half of these wines on their wine list, they do it at the markups I recommend!

Come on, other restaurants; why not you too?



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