This wine just serves to prove how great the 2015 vintage was in the Rhone Valley, as well as the rest of France! Made from 85% Grenache, this full-bodied red explodes with sweet cherries, plum jam, raspberry, Provencal herbs and anise. There is a sweet texture and a finale which carries long. Easily bests many CNPs that are double the price!
This little brother to La Brunate is no slouch in the quality department. Dark cherries, raspberries, figs, plums, smoke, vanilla, toast, violets, dark cocoa and a savoury blend of oregano and mint are all present in this medium-bodied offering. The finale is long, and the tannins will allow 8 to 10 years of cellaring.
This medium weight blend of Assyrtiko and Sauvignon Blanc possesses a bouquet of flowers, melon, minerals and lime, as well as hints of honey and tropical fruit. There is very good length as well as a crisp personality. Pair it with chilled Alaskan king crab and lemon for a delectable experience.
From an extremely stony slope well above the Similkameen River, this inaugural release was made by consulting winemaker Howard Soon. The 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc blend yields vibrant black fruit and cassis on the nose, followed by a plush, well-structured palate of blackberry and anise, with well-integrated tannins, a pronounced mineral streak and a lengthy, spicy finish.
The fine nose is a little bit shy. With lower acidity than most sparkling wines, the fruit is put forward with subtle but precise flavours. The finish is equally precise and clean with what seems like a hint of oak, but just barely.
Alluring aromas with a great balance between floral, fruity and nutty notes. Apple, citrus, fresh herbs, hazelnut and bracing acidity are all elegantly combined with finesse and complexity, penetrating intensity and a long, clean dry finish. A blend of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir.