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2006 Jackson Triggs Proprietor’s Reserve Meritage

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

2006 Jackson Triggs MeritageI was in Osoyoos a few weeks ago visiting some family, and wanted to visit at least one of the wineries while I was there.  Given that it is February, most were closed.  So, I picked one of the very few wineries in the Oliver-Osoyoos area that I had not already been to: Jackson Triggs.  When you first drive up, the winery looks like a warehouse (the facility houses the Vincor offices and distribution center for western Canada).  However, once you get up the driveway, it is actually quite a nice facility.  The lady who served us was incredibly friendly and quite knowledgeable.

In the past, I have avoided the big wineries for the reason that I can always find their wines back in the lower mainland.  In other words, I usually focus on the small wineries and the wines that I won’t be able to find anywhere else.  But this trip was worth the effort.  I enjoyed every wine I tasted and bought two bottles, including the 2006 Jackson Triggs Proprietor’s Reserve Meritage.

I opened the bottle this past Saturday and shared it with some friends.  As expected, I greatly enjoyed the wine.  It was not as strong as I expected, but a very smooth wine.  Overall, excellent.

2006 Nk’Mip QwAM QwMT Meritage

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment

2006 Nk'Mip Meritage

Last night, I cracked a bottle of 2006 Nk’Mip QwAM QwMT Meritage with some friends. My mother-in-law, who lives in Osoyoos, gave us this bottle in the summer after she had visited the winery, which is walking distance from her place. My wife and I had visited Nk’Mip back in May, but picked up the pinot noir instead of this one. For those of you who don’t know, QwAM QwMT is their version of reserve.

According to Nk’Mip, this meritage consists of 50% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon, and 10% cabernet franc. And this is their reserve label. In any case, I think we all enjoyed this wine.

Overall, good wine. Definitely enjoyable and well received by a group with quite varied tastes. Would definitely try it again.