Clear deep garnet. Fresh-smelling nose of cassis and blackberry, some green stems and coffee in the background, opens up in the glass to stewed fruit. Very fruity on the palate: cherry and cranberry flavours with good acidity. Alcohol only 12.5% but noticeable, medium-strength tannins leave a long and drying finish. Drink now, with venison and cranberry sausage and a beet-leaf risotto.
Straw yellow. Wet wool and white fruits in a subtly oaky style. Good acidity; a lot of roundness in the middle palate. Slightly tart finish. At 5 years of age, the wine is mature; its components have melted.
One word: minerals! This wine is the essence of crushed rock, with added nuances of lime zest, apple juice and stone fruit. No sweetish Riesling here. It is dry, slightly austere, and it is a perfect foil for some pork schnitzel or choucroute garnie. From 2014 to 2019.
Great value here. The Catena family in Argentina’s Mendoza Valley have been making wine for 100 years. Their Alamos line is very affordable and very good quality. Oily, apple nose with a whiff of oak, it’s ripe and spicy with pineapple and melon flavours, full in the mouth with balancing acidity.
A platinum award-winner at the BC Wine Awards, this is consistently one of Canada’s top sparkling wines showing fresh apple, citrus and spice with racy acidity and a long finish.
Here, one will find a fairly aromatic white with a personality of red apple, pear, citrus and minerals. Drink now.
A single-vineyard, unoaked beauty with a lovely smoky, savoury nose of black cherries, plums and underlying spice notes. It’s soft and silky on the palate with rousing red and dark berries all nicely integrated. Serve slightly chilled, turn on the barbecue and voila!