BS Rosé 2010
BC, $20 (BC), $25.95 (AB)
While the name may at first appear to be a dangerous exercise in truthful advertising, on closer inspection, it turns out “BS” refers to the initials of world-class, ex-Road 13 winemaker Michael Bartier and international wine guru David Scholefield. With such a pedigree, there are a lot of expectations on this new venture. Luckily, their opening salvo, a Rosé, doesn’t disappoint. Made of 100% gamay, it has the strawberry notes everyone seems to covet in BC Rosé but the dry style is reminiscent of Spanish or Southern French Rosés—making it more compelling than most and a perfect foil to pan-seared steelhead.
WHERE TO BUY IT
Available in Vancouver at select private stores such as Marquis Wine Cellars, Everything Wine North Vancouver and Firefly Wines and Ales; as well as online at okanagancrushpad.com/store Available very shortly in Alberta, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.