A flattering Icewine with a mouth-coating texture and flavours of bergamot jam, peach, honey, pineapple, sweet apple, spice and minerals. There is acidity, which frames everything nicely, and brilliant length. Who needs dessert with this beauty — just chill and serve!
A cool-climate Merlot with plum, dark cherry, raspberry, roasted herbs, vanilla and smoke. There is fine length, some grippy tannins and a touch of heat. Duck breast with a red-wine reduction would be divine with this wine.
Blend of 43% Cabernet Franc, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Merlot, with 28% of the Cabernet Franc air-dried for 1 month. Highly extracted on the nose with kirsch, blackcurrant jam, graphite, lovely barrel-oak spices and earthy notes. On the palate, look for an expressive range of red fruits, minerals, liquorice, anise, currants and loads of spice with tannic structure and power through a long, lush finish that has a long future ahead.
From some of the Okanagan’s oldest vinifera plantings, a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot yields aromas of dark berry fruits and leather, followed by a broad, medium-bodied palate, with good weight and focused fruit (ripe but not extracted), with vibrant dark berry and spicy notes, supple tannins and a lengthy, gently peppery finish.
An interesting CF: not a hit-you-over-the-head style, but rather more elegant. Lovely aromatics of ripe cherry, plum, pomegranate, earth and subtle spice. Shows more depth on the palate and more structure, with earthy red fruits, anise, emerging oak spices and savoury herbs, with good acidity to keep it lively on the finish.
Cassis, fraises du bois, black raspberry, violets and vanilla work as one in this refined red. Nice weight and density as well as a long aftertaste. Drink or hold, but make sure to serve alongside a rack of lamb accented with garlic and rosemary.
From the winery’s recently introduced top tier, a distinctive Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc (40%), Merlot (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), with fruit sourced from estate vineyards throughout the valley. Forward notes of ripe red and black fruit with cedar and spice on the nose. Complex, layered and full-bodied with mulberry and smoky notes. Well-structured with grippy tannins and a lingering, gently spicy end. Wait a few years or decant well ahead before serving now.