Both red and dark fruits are apparent, with a light spice a splash of vanilla, a whiff of clove, dark chocolate and a suggestion of liquorice. Medium bodied, with lightly firm but approachable tannins and not overly aggressive acidity. Bears some similarity to the reds of the Veneto.
Fabulous, immensely appealing, with vibrant and youthful aromas and flavours of cherry, blackberry, earth, leather and mineral. Full bodied yet elegant with masses of fruit and tannins, but completely harmonious with a long fresh and clean finish. Perfect with wild boar.
Gold/straw-coloured, this is a Session beer, moderate in alcohol and refreshingly light but with plenty of flavour. You will find citrus and spicy notes and a smooth wheat finish accented by a touch of hoppy bitterness.
The Saint Bris district is located within Burgundy’s appellation but it doesn’t grow Chardonnay. It produces Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is very pale in colour with green apple, lemon and cut-grass notes on the nose. Light on the palate, it offers grapefruit and gooseberry flavours with tangy acidity.
Ruby/purple. Sweet fruit and spicy oak. Soft attack, more sweet red fruits in the mouth. Slightly rustic with dry tannins. Finish is a bit short. Drink up.
Combining the “Fumé” of Pouilly-Fumé with “Blanc” from Sauvignon Blanc may have been a bit of marketing genius on Robert Mondavi’s part, but this wine sports more than just a clever name. Pretty potent at 14.5% ABV, but with no detectable heat, this FB shows ripe melon, flint, grapefruit, wet stone, and some subtle herbal aromatics, with fresh, crunchy citrus, green melon, fennel and mineral/smoke flavours. Tasting through a range of older Mondavi FBs suggest this wine will probably develop additional complexity with a few more years in the bottle.
Flavourful and refreshing with aromas and flavours of grapefruit, melon and honey and a juicy, zippy minerality, bright acidity and fresh finish. From a young vineyard planted with cuttings from the winery’s Home Vineyard, originally planted with Chenin Blanc in 1968, making them some of the oldest vines in the Okanagan. Look forward to seeing this vineyard mature and tasting the resulting wines.