Cabernet Sauvignon. Clear but opaquely deep garnet. Medium nose of dates and ripe figs with some smoky and vanilla overtones. Very fruity on the palate with blackberry and cherry fruit, raisins, dates and more vanilla. Ready to drink now. Classic with roasted red meat and mushrooms.
A relatively new Ontario craft gin that’s already garnered critical praise (and a slew of medals) since first hitting the shelf. Quite fragrant, with aromas suggesting mild juniper (not surprising), with some pine needle, lemon zest and herbal undertones. Very well-balanced, with all elements in check, it’s smooth and viscous on the palate, with flavours of subdued juniper, lemon zest, mineral and fresh herbs. Try in a dry martini with a rosemary sprig garnish.
This sparkler won a silver medal at this year’s Ontario Wine Awards. Straw coloured with an active mousse of tiny bubbles, wafts of citrus, apple and green melon rise from the glass; medium-bodied on the palate, flavours of green apple and lemon fill the mouth.
Vinified in stainless steel, this Merlot delivers plum, raspberry, Bing cherry, smoke, leather and spice. Medium body, medium tannins and fresh acidity round out the package. Drink up.
12 hours of skin contact and partial barrel fermentation has created a bouquet of peach, red apple, honey, banana, cream and spice. Pineapple and yeasty flavours combine with the fresh acidity and fine length.
Mainly Carignan with Cinsault, all dry farmed and sustainably grown, yields vibrant, complex red and dark berries, earthy and smoky notes before a raspberry and black cherry palate. Opens in the glass to superb black pepper and spice notes in the persistent, lingering finish.