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Pentâge Blend 2010 – 90 points

 

Pentage 2010, British Columbia

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Rating 90

Year 2010

Region Okanagan

Varietal Red blend

Food Pairing Medium-rare steak

Price $29 in B.C.

Pentage’s flagship red, simply called Pentage, blends the Bordeaux varieties cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot with peppery syrah and lively gamay. It’s full-bodied yet sprightly, offering up currant-like fruit infused with toasty oak and bitter chocolate, leading to a dusty-chewy, bright finish. It would be grand with medium-rare steak. Available direct, pentage.com.

By |February 4th, 2015|Media|

Hiatus 2012 – 89 points

Pentage Hiatus 2012, British Columbia

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Rating 89

Year 2012

Region Okanagan

Varietal Red blend

Food Pairing Grilled lamb burgers

Price $22 in B.C.

The blend reads like an around-the-world tour: cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, tempranillo, zinfandel, malbec and pinot noir. I’d say it’s the Loire Valley-style of cabernet franc that leads the way in this offbeat, medium-full-bodied red. A polished texture carries crisp cherry-cranberry fruit laced strongly with herbs, followed by cassis and chocolate. A good choice for grilled lamb burgers and a whole lot more. Available direct from the winery (pentage.com). Also sold in a three-litre bag-in-box format.

By |January 25th, 2015|Media|

Penticton Herald – August 2014

Couple is off to a great Start………

Posted

Paul Gardner and Julie Rennie, owners of Pentage Winery located at 4551 Valleyview Road in Penticton have recently received a prestigious award and opened their tasting room.

On July 24, the Honourable Judith Guichon visited Pentage to present Gardner and Rennie with a 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines.

Pentage was one of only 12 wineries in B.C. to receive the honour.

The winning wine was Syrah Reserve 2010.

The couple named their winery “penta”, Greek for five, in reference to the number of red varieties they initially planted, including Syrah.

The other four reds were Cabernet Sauvignon, Carbernet Franc, Merlot and Gamay.

Since those initial plantings in 1997, Pentage has accumulated an enviable number of awards, including being selected as the 2011 B.C. Winery of the Year.

On August 2, Gardner and Rennie opened the tasting room in a renovated portion of the original production facility.

The large airy open space offers a spectacular view overlooking the vineyard and Skaha Lake.

“People enjoyed coming here even before we opened the tasting room. We hope even more visitors will want to come now,” said Gardner, who has led up to 300 tours of the property over the past several years.

The room features a tasting bar which consists of three stainless steel tables that can be reconfigured to accommodate future banquets and other special events.

“Our target market is anyone who appreciates good wine. I believe we offer an excellent wine at a fair price,” Gardner said. “I’d like to keep our wine competitive with offshore wine.”

Currently, approximately 70 per cent of Pentage wines are sold to restaurants, primarily in the Lower […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Media|

Awards 2014

2014 Awards

Double Gold
2013 Viognier –  All Canadian Wine Championship

Gold
2010 Pentâge Blend –  Northwest Wine Summit
2013 Viognier – National Wine Awards of Canada

Silver
2012 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon –  All Canadian Wine Championship and Northwest Wine Summit

By |November 3rd, 2014|Awards|

John Schreiner – December 1, 2013

Cabernet Franc 2011 – Appassimento Style 93 Points by John Schreiner

Pentâge Cabernet Franc 2011 Appassimento Style ($35). This is an Okanagan winery’s take on Amarone because the technique is similar. The winery dried hand-picked grapes for 58 days, concentrating juice, flavour and sugar, before pressing the fruit. The result is a dark wine with 15% alcohol. The aroma is glorious – blackberry and black currant jam. The intense flavours include black currant, lingonberry, black cherry and spice. The tannins are ripe but firm enough to give this wine a future in bottle. Since the bottle is 375 ml, remember that wine ages most quickly in small bottles. 93.

By |December 1st, 2013|Media|

Beppi Crosariol – November 2013

Pentage Pinot Gris 2012, British Columbia

BEPPI CROSARIOL

The Globe and Mail

Published 

Yellow-white with coppery-pink highlights, the hue is the product of contact with the grape’s “gris,” or grey, skins. Pentage, an excellent Okanagan producer, strikes fine balance in this mid-weight charmer. It’s an apple, pear and citrus medley, finishing dry, with satisfying grapefruit-rind bitterness. It’s not quite as rich as a typical Alsatian pinot gris, yet far more concentrated and serious than the average pinot grigio (made from the same grape). Available direct from pentage.com.

By |November 6th, 2013|Media|

2013 Awards

Double Gold
2010 Syrah –  All Canadian Wine Championship ’13

Gold
2012 Gewurztraminer –  All Canadian Wine Championship ’13

Silver
2009 Merlot –  All Canadian Wine Championship ’13

Bronze
2012 Pinot Gris – All Canadian Wine Championship ’13
2009 Pinot Noir – All Canadian Wine Championship ’13

 

By |June 9th, 2013|Awards|

Winemakers Dinner – Naramata Inn on July 31, 2013

Please join us at the Naramata Inn on July 31st for a wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Thomas Render.  Please contact the Inn directly for tickets 250 496 6808.

 

By |July 29th, 2013|Events|
  • Jancis Robinson – World Atlas of Wine (7th Edition) Jancis Robinson – World Atlas of Wine (7th Edition)

    Jancis Robinson – World Atlas of Wine (7th Edition)

Jancis Robinson – World Atlas of Wine (7th Edition)

We were 1 out of the 3 chosen to be a part of this Atlas (out of 220 wineries)!

By |November 1st, 2013|Media|
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    February 2013

February 2013

Jancis Robinson Picks Pentage as one of her “picks”……. to read full article click here

By |April 1st, 2013|Media|