Arrowleaf winery has long been on our list of favourites, particularly for the Arrowleaf Bacchus (you can read our latest review of that wine here). We’ve probably been to the winery half a dozen times, particularly when we lived in Salmon Arm, but we hadn’t been back in a few years. Last summer on an Okanagan wine tour with friends we again visited Arrowleaf winery (you can read the full post about that trip hear). In addition to purchasing some Bacchus we also picked up a couple of bottles of the Solstice Reserve.
Arrowleaf Solstice Reserve
The 2009 Arrowleaf Solstice Reserve is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Zweigelt grapes from the Suncrest Vineyard in the Okanagan. It is aged in both French and American oak barrels for twelve months and for another six in the bottle before it is released. The wine is dark red in color with the smell of rich dark fruits like cherry and raspberries. The taste also had lots of dark fruit flavour and possessed a hint of vanilla and chocolate in the finish. It is a good wine and would make a great pairing with red meat. While we liked this wine, at $25.00 per bottle we would likely by one but also try something else new next time we visit the winery.
Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 1/2 years.