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Thursday, January 5 2017

Top Ten : BC Wines of 2016

By: Treve Ring
Our top scoring BC wines tasted in 2016

We're continuing into 2017 with a final look back at 2016 and our top scoring BC wines tasted last year.

Our Top 10 has expanded into a Top 18, with wines scoring 93 and 92 points. Even so, there are only a dozen wineries represented here. No surprise that syrah, pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling and red Bordeaux blends ranked high, though perhaps the inclusion of a sauvignon blanc and a semillon will cause some revelation. I'm thrilled to have them appear, showing that winegrowers and winemakers are being guided by the soils and their climates rather than popular option. Even within the grapes that are well established, like chardonnay and pinot noir, vignerons are dialling in site, clone and place. This sort of adventuresome research is what will take us forward as a region, and I'm already looking forward to seeing what wines will top our lists for 2017. Keep pushing forward BC. We're ready, and so are you. 

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Treve Ring is a writer, editor, judge, consultant, educator and certified sommelier based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. After completing her Art History degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria and being exposed to the world of wine business at Christie's in London, England, she switched gears, leaving the realm of art for the world of wine.