Quite expressive with aromas and flavours leaning towards tropical, zesty, spicy and savoury with nice vibrancy, balance and length. Think halibut with a spicy mango salsa or honey baked ham.
The winery’s flagship Riesling is grown on distinctly gravelly soils on the home estate vineyard. Mainly wild yeast fermented. Flint and mineral aromas with orchard fruits precede a fruit-driven but still very focused palate of citrus, tropical and mineral notes with a lingering, fresh close. Don’t just look to sushi to make the perfect match.
Light yellow. Entrancing nose of elderflower, lychee and rose petals. Full bodied, almost bone dry, richly flavoured but sophisticated. On the palate, more lychee and elderflower flavours in lovely balance. One of the best Gewurzs I have had. Ideal with any of your favourite seafood dishes.
A blend from the Creston area at the south end of BC wine country. Medium-deep gold. Big nose of banana, melon, butterscotch, orange blossom and vanilla. On the palate, it is full bodied and slightly sweet tasting, with flavours of pear, apple and sugared grapefruit on a long finish. Drink up.
From the winery’s Mystic River Vineyard in Oliver. Lifted vibrant orchard fruits on top followed by a juicy entry and well-balanced palate of pear and citrus notes with a touch of mineral through the creamy close. Superb value.
From one of the best in a string of good recent vintages. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), Petit Verdot (26%), Malbec (15%), Syrah (8%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Merlot (5%), planted by Richard Cleave in 1996 in the Phantom Creek Vineyard on Black Sage Bench. 18 months in 85 percent new French oak. Lifted red and black fruit with some toasty notes, a plush entry, supple and interwoven with cherry, mulberry, spice and cassis notes seamlessly wrapped in well integrated tannins.
Medium body with silky texture, medium fine-grained tannins and fresh acid with deep notes of wild strawberries, dried sage, dark cherries and a hint of vanilla. Reminiscent of a premium Pinot Noir from Central Otago. Very well made. A natural with Turkey and a great introduction to wines of Canada for out-of-town guess.