All estate fruit from vineyards surrounding this hilltop winery. The complex nose needs swirling to coax out its aromas of black cherry and herbal. Dark red berry-fruit ride on the rich, well-structured palate, balanced by velvety tannins. Dried herbs linger. Delicious with a selection of paté.
Floral notes are quite noticeable on the nose with suggestions of peach, ripe apple and a light whiff of oak. More typical crisp green apple shows up on the palate with attractively creamy rounded texture imparted by oak aging.
From one of the original cult wineries of the Okanagan Valley, and still a sought-after producer today. Bright and juicy red and black fruits meets structured, ripe tannins in this fresh, herbal red. Tobacco, branch, cherry compote, bramble, rhubarb, plum and some darker cola notes on the smooth, full palate, finishing with a peppery spice and dusky clove. Pour now with grilled ribs.
Medium yellow. Rich nose of white fruits, a mineral edge and a hint of oak that is more present on the palate. Lively acidity, ripe fruity taste with a round and fat texture from the oak. A tad bitter in the finish, it will become better integrated after a few months in the cellar.
Sadly, this is the last vintage of Rosewood’s remarkable Sémillon; the vineyard was wiped out by the Polar Vortex episode during the winter of 2014 in Ontario. The nose shows lovely notes of pear, honeysuckle, melon, crisp apple and acacia blossoms. It is bright and lively on the palate with citrus, melon and gooseberry flavours in a perfectly balanced package
Iodine, peaty smoke, seaweed saltiness with subdued notes of malt and dried, spicy fruit fill the nostrils. Powerful and aggressive on the palate, unleashing flavours of malt, bitter Scottish marmalade, fiery alcohol and the charry, smoky stale ashtray finish so beloved by true Islay aficionados.
Intriguing floral, fruity and herbal aromas. Flavours of damson plum, Rainier cherry and spicy sassafras delight the palate, along with lingering meaty notes. Quite robust for a ruby pink–coloured quaff. Delicious with sandwiches ranging from sliders to porchetta Panini.