This is one of the best Vidal Icewines I’ve tasted from the 2017 vintage. Old gold in colour, it has a nose of mangoes and honey. It’s medium to full-bodied, rich and unctuous on the palate with honeyed tropical fruit flavours well-balanced with fresh, lemony acidity. The 200 ml format is the perfect size for two people in love — or not, as the case may be.
Medium ruby colour. Lightly cedary, cherry and raspberry bouquet with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, black raspberry flavour; well-balanced and true; nicely structured with a tannic lift on the finish. Very Burgundian in style.
From Gentleman’s Farmer Vineyard in East Kelowna. Upfront aromas of dark berry fruit with some herbal hints. Floral layers of violet, cherry, mulberry and some earthy hints, layered with mineral and pleasing savoury notes through a lengthy close.
Sourced from Golden Retreat Vineyard, Summerland. Aromas of dark berries and earthy notes precede a bright fruit entry driven by juicy acidity with harmonious savoury, spice and earthy notes, wrapped in well-integrated tannins through a persistent, spicy end.
From Coyote Vineyard in West Kelowna, established by winemaker Grant and Annabel Stanley in 2005. Clone 115, hand harvested and with 13 months in 25% new French oak. Forward notes of vibrant red berries, vanilla hints and herbs before a lush but very focused palate of raspberry and cherry notes through a lengthy, savoury and herb toned finish.
100% Cabernet Franc sourced from Naramata Bench. Upfront red fruit and spicy hints before a plush, medium to full-bodied palate of dark plum, mulberry and blackberry, with approachable tannins, solid mouthfeel and a streak of mineral through the finish.
From 5 sites in West Kelowna and in Lake Country, all within sight of Okanagan Lake. Aged on lees in neutral French oak. Pretty garnet colour in the glass, cherry, strawberry and earthy aromas, followed by a medium-bodied palate with dark cherry and mushroom hints over a pleasing savoury edge and well-integrated, approachable tannins.