Wine Access 2008 Canadian Wine Awards
"Finalists were tasted by all 16 judges who ultimately awarded 32 gold medals, 115 silver medals and 262 bronze medals."
Bronze Medal - 2007 Vivace Pinot Gris
2007 LaStella Maestoso
"Outstanding" - Wine Press Northwest
"This Merlot is La Stella's flagship wine, and the grapes were grown at a remarkable one ton per acre. It opens with aromas of cranberries and red cherries, followed by focused, concentrated flavors of Van cherries, raspberry jam and complex dark fruit. Backing all the fruit are well-balanced tannins, providing this wine with near-perfect structure for aging it a decade or more."
2007 LaStella Allegretto
88-90 Points John Schreiner
"...It is a dark, brooding Merlot with notes of chocolate, black cherry, tobacco and oak and with firm tannins. This could be the wine to cellar..."
"Deep ruby colour with a nose of cedar and black fruits; full on the palate with a savoury taste of dark chocolate, tobacco and blackberry. Satisfying length with a dry finish."