ABOUT   RETAILERS & AGENTS   CONTACT          
WineScores
Because We All Want to Know the Score!
Join WineScores!
It's Free!
Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $24.0 + price will vary
Winery: $24.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113
Had this wine? Rate It.
WineScores' Review

Savoury, fresh, sauvage.
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, primarily estate fruit -- with some Okanagan blended in.
It is decidedly more masculine and sauvage in style, offering aromas of dried herbs, smoked brown spices, roasted green bell peppers atop espresso, dark chocolate, plums, black currents and pencil shavings. Freshness shows well on the palate; it is meaty and savoury in the mouth as well, with dark mocha, roasted spices, grilled meats, tobacco and black fruits.
It's a substantial wine showcasing its Lillooet roots.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-01-16 15:57:10.0

Like this wine? Try These

All (60) | Red (56) | White (3)
Reviews: 60, Pages: 1 of 1, 1
Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
Winery: $32.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 100.001928
Had this wine? Rate It.

Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2011
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
Winery: $28.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 100.001342
Had this wine? Rate It.

Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
87 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
Winery: $28.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 100.000744
Had this wine? Rate It.

Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Meritage, British Columbia
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
Winery: $32.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 100.000715
Had this wine? Rate It.

Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
Winery: $28.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 94.001315
Had this wine? Rate It.

Fort Berens Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Franc, British Columbia
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
Winery: $32.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 94.000125
Had this wine? Rate It.

Charles Smith Wines 'Boom Boom' Syrah, Washington State
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Washington Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $26.0 + price will vary

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 57.001953
Had this wine? Rate It.

Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2014
Price:
AB: $20.0
BC: $24.49
ON: $23.0 consignment
Quebec: $25.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 65.001069
Had this wine? Rate It.

River Stone Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price will vary
Winery: $27.9 sold out at winery

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001043
Had this wine? Rate It.

Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $44.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.002024
Had this wine? Rate It.

Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $45.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.001987
Had this wine? Rate It.

Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2011
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $40.0 + price will vary
Winery: $39.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618579

Ranking: 59.001968
Had this wine? Rate It.

Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2012
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $44.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.001142
Had this wine? Rate It.

Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $44.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000778
Had this wine? Rate It.

Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $44.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

Ranking: 59.000099
Had this wine? Rate It.

Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $40.0 + price will vary
Winery: $40.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

Ranking: 57.000651
Had this wine? Rate It.

Escorihuela '1884' Reservado Sauvignon Blanc, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2016
Price:
AB: $15.0 + price will vary
BC Private Wine Stores: $15.0 + price will vary

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 57.002069
Had this wine? Rate It.

Finca Las Moras 'Paz' Malbec, San Juan Cuyo, Argentina
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC: $18.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

Ranking: 22.002061
Had this wine? Rate It.

C.C Jentsch Cellars 'The Chase', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2012
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 + price will vary
Winery: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -504183

Ranking: 22.002001
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $24.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

Ranking: 22.001995
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $28.95
Winery: $28.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 57.001991
Had this wine? Rate It.

Renwood Zinfandel, California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Amador County
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -749218

Ranking: 22.001984
Had this wine? Rate It.

Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 1, California
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: NV
Price:
BC: $35.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155540

Ranking: 22.001966
Had this wine? Rate It.

Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2014
Price:
Winery: $23.49

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 57.00196
Had this wine? Rate It.

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California, 2010
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2010
Price:
BC: $125.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -185967

Ranking: 22.001956
Had this wine? Rate It.

Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec~Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243360

Ranking: 57.001955
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series '2Bench Red', South Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2010
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price will vary
Winery: $29.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

Ranking: 22.001951
Had this wine? Rate It.

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Western Australia Margaret River
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $55.0 +price will vary
Marquis Wine Cellars: $61.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20826

Ranking: 22.001925
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $24.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

Ranking: 22.00191
Had this wine? Rate It.

Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2011
Price:
Widely Available: $16.99 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

Ranking: 22.001816
Had this wine? Rate It.

Langmeil 'Valley Floor' Shiraz, Barossa Valley Australia
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2014
Price:
AB: $30.0 + price will vary
BC: $31.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -56440

Ranking: 22.001793
Had this wine? Rate It.

Schrader Cellars 'Double Diamond' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Calif.
94 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Marquis Wine Cellars: $124.0 incl. taxes

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 22.001784
Had this wine? Rate It.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price will vary
Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

Ranking: 30.001699
Had this wine? Rate It.

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -82584

Ranking: 30.001672
Had this wine? Rate It.

Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC: $24.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -593038

Ranking: 30.001671
Had this wine? Rate It.

Vinaceous 'Raconteur' Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley South Australia, 2009
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2009
Price:
BC: $21.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -16279

Ranking: 30.001598
Had this wine? Rate It.

Langmeil 'Steadfast' Shiraz~Cabernet, Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $28.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -109155

Ranking: 30.001564
Had this wine? Rate It.

Plume Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2016
Price:
AB: $25.0 + price will vary
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

Ranking: 30.001556
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tommasi 'Arele' Parziale Appassimento, Veneto Italy
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC: $21.79
MB : $20.55
ON: $18.0
Quebec: $19.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -203539

Ranking: 30.001502
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
Price:
Winery: $44.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 20.001486
Had this wine? Rate It.

Gold Hill Cabernet Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
Price:
Winery: $25.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 20.001479
Had this wine? Rate It.

Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese IGT, Veneto Italy
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2010
Price:
BC: $19.99
MB : $19.99
NS: $19.99
ON: $18.95
Quebec: $20.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155051

Ranking: 20.001474
Had this wine? Rate It.

Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 + price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -739671

Ranking: 20.001424
Had this wine? Rate It.

The Prisoner Red Wine, Napa Valley California
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $60.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code - 457291

Ranking: 20.001418
Had this wine? Rate It.

Renwood Zinfandel, California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Amador County
Vintage: 2012
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -749218

Ranking: 20.001407
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
Price:
Winery: $60.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362

Ranking: 20.001404
Had this wine? Rate It.

Upper Bench Estate Winery Limited Release 'Altitide', Okanagan Valley
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2015
Price:
Winery: $46.1

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 20.001403
Had this wine? Rate It.

Wolf Blass 'Yellow Label' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2011
Price:
BC: $17.99
ON: $16.95
Widely Available: $17.0 to $20 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251876

Ranking: 20.001387
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $44.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 20.001359
Had this wine? Rate It.

Ca' Momi Rosso di Napa, Napa Valley California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC: $19.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618509

Ranking: 20.001338
Had this wine? Rate It.

Rust Wine Co. Merlot, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Golden Mile Bench
Vintage: 2016
Price:
Winery: $35.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 20.001328
Had this wine? Rate It.

Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
Price:
Winery: $32.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 20.001312
Had this wine? Rate It.

Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2012
Price:
BC: $23.99

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 20.001294
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC: $28.95
Winery: $28.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 20.001268
Had this wine? Rate It.

Plume Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2010
Price:
AB: $25.0 + price will vary
BC: $29.99
MB : $26.07

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

Ranking: 20.001239
Had this wine? Rate It.

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin, Lodi California, 2010
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Lodi
Vintage: 2010
Price:
BC: $19.99
ON: $17.95
Quebec: $18.95
Widely Available: $16.5 to $22 across Canada
Yukon: $21.3

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

Ranking: 20.001235
Had this wine? Rate It.

Gold Hill Merlot, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
Price:
Winery: $35.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 20.001166
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2018
Price:
BC: $19.99
ON: $19.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

Ranking: 20.001155
Had this wine? Rate It.

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards 'Sudden Inversion' Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $28.5

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 20.001125
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tinhorn Creek 'The Creek'. Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Golden Mile Bench
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $55.0 SRP
Winery: $55.0

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 20.001118
Had this wine? Rate It.

Reviews: 60, Pages: 1 of 1, 1
 

WineDiva.ca was launched prior to WineScores, in February 2004. WineDiva is the alter ego of Daenna Van Mulligen. She wears a cork tiara and is proof that a girl can have her w(h)ine and drink it too! WineDiva.ca is a tongue-in-cheek approach to a very serious passion for all things wine. WineDiva’s goal is to make wine fun, subtly educational & deviously inspirational. Vintage reciting wine snobs need not apply. WineDiva is painting the wine world pink and drinking it all in, and her glass is always (at least) half-full.

WineScores is the more serious follow up to WineDiva.ca. WineScores was born from the demand to see wine writer Daenna Van Mulligen provide scores on her wine reviews. These are numerical scores based on a 100 point scale – an internationally recognized form of rating wines. These numbers provide a snapshot for consumers on how the wine reviewer views the overall quality of the wine. For more information on scoring wine, go to “about”.

We do not share your email address with anyone. Your email address will be used for the WineDiva newsletter You can opt out of receiving the newsletter anytime.

All material copyrighted. Unauthorized use is prohibited.                                                                                                            Contact | Home