Happy Friday, everyone. As the weekend calls, so do Siren’s Call wines.
Siren’s Call winemaker, Mark Simpson, crafts his wines to be enjoyed early and often, “I wanted to create wines to have a ‘liquid business card’ as a consulting winemaker. I also wanted to make wines that are the highest quality possible with the best fruit in an environment with full creative freedom.”
Simpson’s first vintage with Siren’s Call was 2010 after leaving the B.C. beer industry. He was one of the founders of the craft beer industry in British Columbia and had the title of brewmaster for 10 years at Granville Island Brewing located on Granville Island in Vancouver.
Siren’s Call Wine Portfolio Tasting and Review
Siren’s Call 2016 Syrah B.C. VQA Okanagan Valley
- Very food-friendly and well-crafted.
- Elegant in style and delivers a subtle flavour profile of wild game, red cherry and a dusting of smoke.
- 90 Points
Siren’s Call 2016 Harmonious B.C. VQA Okanagan Valley
- Captivating aromas of cassis, chocolate shavings, vanilla wafter, red plum, black pepper and violets.
- Bordeaux blend of six grape varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the way.
- 89 Points
Siren’s Call 2018 Viognier B.C. VQA Okanagan Valley
- A refreshing wine with a bright, citrus flavour profile. Delicate floral aromas.
- Good mid-palate complexity due to partial barrel fermentation.
- 88 Points
Siren’s Call 2018 Melodious B.C. VQA Okanagan Valley
- Viognier, Roussanne and Muscat blend with nice aromatics.
- Lemon curd with citrus notes – this wine is gently captivating.
- 87 Points
The Escapist 2018 Pinot Gris B.C. VQA Okanagan Valley
- Alluring and satisfying, this is a rich, Alsatian-style Pinot Gris.
- Luxurious mouthfeel with flavours of honeycomb, stone fruits and a hint of spice on the finish.
- 89 Points
You can find Siren’s Call wines online at www.bcwinestudio.ca , local farmers markets and many fine private liquor stores and restaurants in BC., Yukon Liquor Commission, Manitoba Liquor Commission.
Here’s to the weekend and great wine!