Straw yellow. Shy nose with exotic fruit notes, beeswax, honey and a mineral edge. Ripe and rich fruity taste with a great thick, fatty but not heavy texture that remains well balanced. Equally strong finish with a hint of bitterness. This blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Vermentino has a potential of 5 years in the cellar.
Whole cluster pressed and concrete egg fermented, with moderate neutral French Oak. Lifted tropical and floral notes followed by a luscious, fresh palate with mandarin and pineapple hints, mouth filling and juicy with balanced oak and acidity through a generous, lengthy end.
Pale yellow. Muted nose, only hints of apricot. Delicate acidity, balanced with a fatty texture; slightly fruity taste with a short finish. Viognier is a “fashionable” grape, so prices tend to be higher. This is acceptable, but drink it soon.
Dark ruby. Black fruits dominate its nose, followed by oaked vanilla and a light red flower touch. Full-bodied and tight on the palate with great fruity extract. The long finish has a slight bitter edge. Better wait 2-3 years before trying it again.
Lovely, refreshing aromas of white flowers, peach and citrus with focused flavours, a lively minerality and hint of saltiness. Elegantly penetrating and fresh with crisp acidity on the finish. Ideal with oysters and shellfish.
This wine is a solid Nebbiolo offering, but not of the elite status. Strawberry, earth and dried flowers are present. It is mid-weight, with a lean structure and very good length. Tannins dive in on the finish, but based on the depth of the wine, my suggestion would be to drink it over the next 8 to 10 years.
This was the best white wine I had from Niagara in 2014, a stunning Riesling and perhaps the greatest ever produced in Canada. It is an enthralling wine from start to finish with a nose of Asian pear, apple blossom, orange rind, lemon, lifted white flowers, stony minerality and beeswax. It is so beautiful on the palate with substance, electricity and flavours that range from pear and ginger notes to apple, apricot, anise and honeycomb. This beauty grabs you from the first sip with its range of flavours, subtle spices and mouth-watering acidity to the complex array of flinty minerals and nuances that build in intensity. It is lithe, yet assertive. It is succulent, yet focused. It is, in a word, seductive.