A rich, ripe nose of grapefruit, lemon, peach and melon notes. It’s ripe on the palate with racy acidity, lovely melon and citrus fruits and just a kiss of honey on the finish.
An attractive price for a Franc of this quality. Linear, there is blackcurrant, raspberry, smoky tobacco and dried earth qualities. Mid-weight and very good length. Pasta, pizza and antipasti all the way!
Purplish. Ripe red fruits (cranberry, raspberry) with spicy oak notes. Light body, easy tannins with slight frizzante and bitter taste. Clean, short finish. Drink up. A blend of hybrid grapes Maréchal Foch, Frontenac, St. Croix and Marquette.
This is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Baco Noir that changes, depending on the vintage, to keep a similar profile year to year. It has a smoky nose of cherry, bramble, vanilla toast, black pepper, raspberry, cassis and spice. It is ripe and plush on the palate with soft tannins and lively acidity to go with ripe fruits, savoury spices and plenty of peppery/smoky notes through the finish.
Combine a top-notch vintage with one of Niagara’s top producers (Stratus) and you have a value-priced red that will serve you well this upcoming BBQ season. This Merlot possesses a medium body and bouquet of cherry, plum, smoke, cocoa and herbs. It is concentrated with fine tannins and excellent length.
Sustainably farmed on a south facing slope. Some 26 hours of skin contact imparts a pretty copper hue, a hallmark of this long established Island producer. Aromas of stone fruit and citrus precede a juicy, quite full-bodied palate with orange citrus and tropical hints through a lingering finish.
A flagship salute to the winery’s founding matriarch, from Westbank Estate vines. Aromas of orchard fruit and almond announce a mouth filling, generous palate of apple and pear notes wrapped in toasty but understated and well integrated oak, with a streak of minerality and a still fresh, lengthy end.