ABOUT   RETAILERS & AGENTS   CONTACT          
WineScores
Because We All Want to Know the Score!
Join WineScores!
It's Free!
Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price may vary
Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -90514
Had this wine? Rate It.
WineScores' Review

Splashy, smooth, fragrant.
Upper Bench is not known for making shy wines, and this Pinot is not different. Splashy aromas of raspberry tea and black cherry, vanilla and star anise are wrapped around dried roses and leather. The palate is smooth and it boasts loads of sun-warmed summer berries and spice flavours with mocha, botanical compost, leather and spice. It is a ripe and modern style but is still balanced with lively acidity.


 
Recommended Pairings


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-06-21 14:40:12.0

Like this wine? Try These

Reviews: 60, Pages: 1 of 1, 1
Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price may vary
Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -90514

Ranking: 100.001197
Had this wine? Rate It.

Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 + price may vary
Winery: $30.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -90514

Ranking: 100.000727
Had this wine? Rate It.

Castillo de Monseran Garnacha, Carinena Spain
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2012
Price:
BC: $9.99
MB : $10.99
ON: $9.95
Widely Available: $9.7 to $12 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -197806

Ranking: 92.001774
Had this wine? Rate It.

Alliance Loire 'Les Epinats' Saumer, Loire Valley, France
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Loire Saumur-Champigny
Vintage: 2018
Price:
BC: $21.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -779439

Ranking: 90.000977
Had this wine? Rate It.

Alliance Loire 'Les Epinats' Saumer, Loire Valley, France
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Loire Saumur-Champigny
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $21.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -779439

Ranking: 90.00088
Had this wine? Rate It.

El petit bonhomme by Nathalie Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC: $13.29
Quebec: $16.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

Ranking: 63.002129
Had this wine? Rate It.

Cellar Hand Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 + price will vary
Winery: $21.65

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001855
Had this wine? Rate It.

Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 + price will vary
Winery: $21.65

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.00179
Had this wine? Rate It.

Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 + price will vary
Winery: $21.65

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001742
Had this wine? Rate It.

El petit bonhomme by Nathalie Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $13.49
Quebec: $16.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -169383

Ranking: 63.001706
Had this wine? Rate It.

Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $25.0 + price will vary
Winery: $24.9

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001657
Had this wine? Rate It.

Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2018
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $25.0 + price will vary
Winery: $24.9

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 63.001084
Had this wine? Rate It.

Plume Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2018
Price:
AB: $25.0 + price will vary
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

Ranking: 63.001018
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: 61.002123
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: 61.002045
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: 61.002014
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: 61.002009
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: 61.002007
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: 61.0016
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: 61.00135
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: 61.001333
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: 61.001308
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: 61.00128
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: 61.001276
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: 61.001194
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
Price:
BC: $20.0 + price will vary
Winery: $20.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -776500

Ranking: 61.001121
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: 61.001107
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $28.95
Winery: $28.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 61.001006
Had this wine? Rate It.

Mt. Boucherie Blaufrankisch, Similkameen Valley, BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $28.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -64428

Ranking: 61.000921
Had this wine? Rate It.

Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
Price:
Winery: $37.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 61.000885
Had this wine? Rate It.

Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC: $22.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 61.000861
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $19.99
ON: $19.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

Ranking: 61.000851
Had this wine? Rate It.

Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
Price:
Winery: $37.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 61.000844
Had this wine? Rate It.

Kingston Estate Petit Verdot, South Australia, 2010
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2010
Price:
BC: $17.99 + price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -823096

Ranking: 61.000803
Had this wine? Rate It.

Kaiken 'Seleccion Especial' Malbec , Mendoza, Argentina
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2018
Price:
BC: $15.99 BCLS exclusive

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -578690

Ranking: 61.00079
Had this wine? Rate It.

Yalumba 'The Strapper' GSM Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC: $23.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -354050

Ranking: 61.000588
Had this wine? Rate It.

Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $24.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 61.00054
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $19.99
ON: $19.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

Ranking: 61.000431
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tom Gore Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $30.0 pending availability

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 61.000351
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
Price:
BC: $20.0 + price will vary
Winery: $18.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -776500

Ranking: 61.000245
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $20.0 + price will vary
Winery: $20.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -776500

Ranking: 61.000092
Had this wine? Rate It.

Delicato '337' Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi California
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2010
Price:
BC: $20.0 + price will vary
MB : $19.98
SK: $20.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -853366

Ranking: 61.000083
Had this wine? Rate It.

Hester Creek Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $20.0 + price will vary
Winery: $20.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -776500

Ranking: 61.000074
Had this wine? Rate It.

Stoneboat Vineyards 'Rock Opera Reserve' Pinotage, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $40.0 + price will vary
Winery: $40.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -797183

Ranking: 59.002111
Had this wine? Rate It.

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, NapaValley California
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2011
Price:
BC: $76.0
MB : $69.99
NS: $69.29
Quebec: $70.75
SK: $75.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

Ranking: 59.002086
Had this wine? Rate It.

Yalumba 'The Y Series' Shiraz Viognier, South Australia
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $17.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -624494

Ranking: 59.00207
Had this wine? Rate It.

Chateau Canada Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Superieur, France
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC: $17.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

Ranking: 59.002024
Had this wine? Rate It.

Time Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2016
Price:
Winery: $35.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -835090

Ranking: 59.001951
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 + price will vary
Winery: $22.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530717

Ranking: 59.001934
Had this wine? Rate It.

Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2016
Price:
Winery: $31.0 winery only

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

Ranking: 59.001744
Had this wine? Rate It.

Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2019
Price:
AB: $16.0 + price will vary
BC: $17.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -750457

Ranking: 59.001722
Had this wine? Rate It.

Emiliana 'Coyam' Colchagua Valley, Chile
93 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC: $29.99
Widely Available: $30.0 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -845321

Ranking: 59.001714
Had this wine? Rate It.

CedarCreek 'Platinum' Block 4 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $44.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -464628

Ranking: 59.001625
Had this wine? Rate It.

CedarCreek 'Platinum' Block 4 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $45.0 + price will vary
Winery: $44.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -464628

Ranking: 59.001604
Had this wine? Rate It.

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
92 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $99.99
MB : $99.99
ON: $104.95
Quebec: $99.95

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -390849

Ranking: 59.001597
Had this wine? Rate It.

Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2012
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
Winery: $31.9

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982

Ranking: 59.001586
Had this wine? Rate It.

Cellier de Capcanes 'Mas Donis Negre' Catalunya, Spain
90 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2018
Price:
BC: $17.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -27944

Ranking: 59.001541
Had this wine? Rate It.

Chateau Canada Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Superieur, France
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region:
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC: $19.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550160

Ranking: 59.001502
Had this wine? Rate It.

Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2011
Price:
BC: $22.0 + price will vary
Winery: $21.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530717

Ranking: 59.001398
Had this wine? Rate It.

Upper Bench Estate Winery 'Estate Grown' Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $38.0 + price will vary
Winery: $38.0 sold out at winery

BC CSPC:
Ranking: 59.001385
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