May 2014 | Reviews

Vancouver Sun Critic’s Picks

The Vancouver Sun Wine Critic, recently chose us for their “Critic’s Picks“.

Here’s their review of our beautiful red wine:Β 

La Stella Maestoso Solo Merlot 2011 – 91 points


LAS upper maestoso block









This is the upper Maestoso block at LaStella Winery

Tasting Notes

Maestoso is shaped after the Super Tuscan model that celebrates merlot and grapes on clay-based soils and high-density plantings. The colour is black and the attack is rich and warm. Long and cool was the seasonal recipe for ripe but not so alcoholic at 14.4 per cent. Black- and blue-fruit flavours with a smoky, savoury, spicy, mid-palate prepare you for the long warm persistent finish with a whack of tannin. It’s a no-holds-barred red that is stretching it legs. A leg of lamb is the current match for this ginormous Osoyoos Lake district merlot. Only 21-per-cent new oak was a wise choice. One of the better 2011 reds in B.C.

Food Match

Leg of Lamb