Shows bottle-conditioned haze, frothy lively head, though dark amber in colour. Warm fruity and malty aromas with a whiff of spice introduce the soft mouthful of rich dried fruit and malt flavours, rounded out with a splash of dark chocolate. A perfect warmer for cold winter evenings.
Opens with a waft of smoky mesquite, cedar and roasted coffee-bean aromas. Wild blueberry and raspberry flavours take charge, along with lingering chocolate cherry. The characteristic “foxy” note of hybrid grapes peeks through, so go crazy with marinating your grilled meat.
A blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino, and 5% Canaiolo. I love this textbook Chianti Classico with its nose of earthy red berries, forest floor and lovely woodsy spices. It’s complex and rich on the palate with cherries, raspberries and currants that play well with the earthy/loamy/spice bits through the finish. It has structure and complexity with medium-plus tannins.
From a single vineyard with predominantly clay soils on the Naramata Bench. Vibrant black berry notes up front lead to a generous mouthfeel wrapped in approachable tannins, defined by fresh black cherry and mulberry with spicy and smoky hints, underpinned by a pleasing earthy, savoury edge, with a touch of spice throughout the lengthy finish. Excellent value.
Polished medium amber colour, with a rich nose of apple cider, crème brûlée and pineapple. Very full-bodied, unctuous, with flavours of honey, toffee, and ripe pears. Outstanding value, with at least a decade ahead of it.
Expressive aromas highlight citrus, orchard fruit and a hint of petrol. Food-friendly balance accompanies this medium-dry style, while pitching rich peach and a minerally finish. This available 3-year-old wine ensures esteemed aged character upon purchase. Delicious with a caraway-spiced cabbage dish.
Shows blondish straw colour, with a creamy persistent head and spicy, green herbal and floral scents. Big, richly malted and fruity flavours in the mouth finish off with nicely balancing, lightly astringent dry hoppiness. Another superb brew from this outstanding craft brewery.