81% Lillooet with added Similkameen fruit. Neutral American oak adds heft. Orchard and stone fruit with apricot flavours and quite fruit-driven style with good fruit acid balance. Good example of varietal correct BC Pinot Gris.
A benchmark Barolo with 100% Nebbiolo grapes delivers the trademark garnet red colour, complex floral aromas and tannic grip on the palate. A cascade of rose petals, black cherry, tar, forest-floor and smoked spice notes. Although well structured for cellaring, it seductively paired with ash-crusted venison.
This listing is a new one at Vintages. It is a textbook Kiwi Sauv Blanc at an excellent price. Huge tropical fruit, honey, lime zest, herbs and grapefruit are all present creating a refreshing ambiance. It finishes long with mineral undertones combining with the fruit. It also gives Kim Crawford a run for the money.
Medium yellow. Aromatic and sharp nose of citrus, passion fruit with a hint of chalk. Fat texture contrasting the bright acidity. Very intense fruity flavour with a great length to match. A wine with a strong personality, it will go nicely with smoked Atlantic salmon.
Hints of bruised apple and some mineral notes on the nose, before a slightly tart citrus and green apple palate with mineral hints, defined by brisk acidity and a zesty finish.
Don’t be put off by the gruesome label of a chained and shackled prisoner. This blend of Zinfandel with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono is dense purple-black in colour. On the nose, expect a cedary, spicy plum bouquet. It’s full-bodied with an earthy, sweetish plum and raisin flavour.
An elegant wine with lovely freshness, minerality, texture and vibrant acidity. Well balanced with a firm underlying backbone and well-integrated flavours of peach, grapefruit, white pepper and an earthy savouriness, exercising just the right amount of restraint, with hints of anise and savoury herbs on the focused finish. Very food-friendly and versatile, especially with Indian, Thai, Japanese and Mexican dishes.