Botrytised Chenin from hillside clay and gravels was aged in oak casks for 1 year, yielding this off-dry wine. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ripe pear, riper quince, with evident botrytis savouriness throughout. The waxy palate easily carries the ripe weight through the lingering, white pepper spiced finish. Let this warm up to cellar temperature (and beyond) to fully enjoy. An unsuspecting, lovely partner to creamy blue cheeses, or crème brûlée.
A dark and dense drop in the glass and then impressive aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, elegant oak spices and loamy, earthy accents. It is ripe and simply stunning on the palate with a range of currants, anise and blackberry fruit, a firm bed of tannins, elegant spices and plenty of complexity and depth through a long finish.
The 2010 Small Lot Cab is a structured red with a wonderful perfume of cassis, violets, spice, vanilla, cocoa, mint and roasted herbs. Linear in the mouth, the slightly gritty tannins clamp down on the finish, assuring at least 7 years of longevity. Grilled lamb chops were made for this wine.
From 5 sites in West Kelowna and in Lake Country, all within sight of Okanagan Lake. Aged on lees in neutral French oak. Pretty garnet colour in the glass, cherry, strawberry and earthy aromas, followed by a medium-bodied palate with dark cherry and mushroom hints over a pleasing savoury edge and well-integrated, approachable tannins.
Blond-coloured and slightly hazy appearance suggests the beer is unfiltered. Appealingly subtle floral and yellow fruit scents shift to citrus and dry nutty malt flavours with emphatic hoppy bitterness on the finish. A solid, flavourful brew.
Medium ruby colour. The slightly roasted nose has a nice finesse. Quite tight on the palate, the distinctive flavours are only slightly oaky. Finish is firm. Very good quality.