This is a full-throttle Chardonnay from the Okanagan. Straw-coloured with a smoky, toasty nose of citrus with barnyard notes; full-bodied, dry and elegant with rich apple and green pineapple flavours supported by toasty oak.
A definitive Niagara Gamay style. Deep ruby colour; lifted cherry and cherry-pit nose; sweet cherry jelly flavour with balancing acidity, soft mouthfeel; easy drinking with good length.
A Garganega wine, the grape of Soave. Lemon yellow in colour with a white peach and white pepper nose. Medium-bodied, perfumed stone fruit and green pineapple flavours.
Opens with blackberry, background raspberry and peppery spice on the nose. Dark berry flavours come wrapped in solid tannic structure with stony mineral and a splash of dark chocolate.
Dark brown colour with just a rim of thick foam. Dark chocolate and caramel notes, heavily toasted. Velvety mouthfeel, almost thick texture with just enough acidity to keep it fresh on the palate. A tad of bitterness helps there too. A beer to drink slowly to fully appreciate its richness.
Winemaker Kevin Panagapka applies oak aging (20% new) for 18 months and only partial malo for this version of his Foxcroft. The nose shows poached pear, gunflint, baked apple, charming and elegant barrel spices and citrus on the edges. With gorgeous mouthfeel, look for charred/smoky notes on the palate which gives way to creamy pear, apple, vanilla/toast and baking spices all kept in check by freshening acidity through the finish.