St. Urban is one of the most important Riesling vineyards in Ontario. The nose shows bright, vibrant lime zest and citrus, apple skin, summer peach and stony minerality. Just wow on the palate: an initial blast of lemon-lime then Honeycrisp apple and peach, then waves of wet stone that is all perfectly balanced by racy acidity that runs through the core.
A blend of 92% Chardonnay "with a touch of Pinot Noir"; pale straw in colour with a nose of baked bread, lemon and apple. Medium-bodied, crisply dry; green apple and lemon flavours with an intriguing touch of bitterness on the finish.
Morello cherry, wild raspberry on this charming, light to medium-bodied Valpo, with pretty florals, a tuggy tension around the sides and a juicy, buoyant acidity on the palate. The finish is light bitter cherry and savoury sapidity. Lovely confidence and finesse here from Prà, one of the region's most progressive and interesting producers (and this is their "entry-level" red). This wine welcomes a chill and wild mushroom dish now, though is easily cellar-worthy short term.
A meaty Pinot with cherry, violets, field raspberry, bramble bush, light spice and leather notes. On the palate look for black cherry, cedar, liquorice, anise and tobacco delivered on a smooth bed of tannins.
Gorgeously aromatic with blackcurrants, blue plums, thick and concentrated cherry, sweet spices and vanilla. It caresses the palate with anise, blackberry, black liquorice, black olives, savoury spices and smooth, ripe tannins.
Dense purple in colour with a spicy blackcurrant nose perfumed with vanilla oak. Medium-bodied (surprisingly for the depth of colour), dry and elegant. Beautifully balanced, fresh and lively on the palate with a juicy blackcurrant flavour. A seamless wine.
Dense purple in colour, this juicy Malbec offers a spicy, cedary, plum bouquet with dark chocolate and vanilla-oak notes. Medium-bodied and dry, its blackberry and plum flavours are carried on lively acidity and contained by a firm tannic framework.