Knights Valley is about 30 km northwest of Napa Valley and is defined by the rocky, well-drained soils that are perfect for growing Cabernet. The nose shows plums, black cherry, mocha, red liquorice, blueberry, herbs and black tea. The black fruits, anise, roasted coffee bean and spices are soft on the palate and balanced nicely with the rounded tannins. Ready to drink now or cellar for 3 or 4 years. Serve with beef tenderloin.
Elegant, fragrant and fresh with penetrating sour cherry, wild berries and wild currant aromas and flavours, great structure and focus with finesse and a stony minerality; freshly herbal and lengthy, crisp finish. The vineyard on the slopes of Mt Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and high altitude contribute to the vibrancy, intensity and minerality of the wine. Don’t let the lighter colour fool you, this wine has loads of finesse and character and is the perfect example to show that a wine doesn’t need to be dark and heavy to be great. 100% Nerello Mascalese from 80- to 100-year-old pre-phylloxera bush wines.
A textbook Gewürztraminer! An explosion of lychee, rose, honey, cardamom, sweet peach and vanilla. It is dry with a broad mouthfeel and a long honey/spiced finale. Pair with Munster or other washed-rind cheeses.
The lemon meringue and coconut cream pie action captures the attention of both nose and palate. Tropical fruit flavours unfold to a generous spicy finish. Citrusy acidity balances luscious viscosity, showcasing the duality of cool vineyards with barrel fermentation. Savvy choice with cream-based seafood.
Intense cherry-scented aromatics lead the way for black cherry backed by firm, dry tannins, medium weight and bracing acidity on the palate.
The nose displays soft black cherry, plum, mocha and vanilla notes. In the mouth, forward fruits of cherry and anise are balanced with spicy notes of clove and vanilla. A mid-weight wine not overdone in oak. Enjoy with a selection of charcuterie.
This was the best white wine I had from Niagara in 2014, a stunning Riesling and perhaps the greatest ever produced in Canada. It is an enthralling wine from start to finish with a nose of Asian pear, apple blossom, orange rind, lemon, lifted white flowers, stony minerality and beeswax. It is so beautiful on the palate with substance, electricity and flavours that range from pear and ginger notes to apple, apricot, anise and honeycomb. This beauty grabs you from the first sip with its range of flavours, subtle spices and mouth-watering acidity to the complex array of flinty minerals and nuances that build in intensity. It is lithe, yet assertive. It is succulent, yet focused. It is, in a word, seductive.