Surprisingly elegant varietal bouquet reveals delicate rose petal perfume and a pinch of white pepper. Characteristic apricot flavour is appealingly light with gentle smoothness and unobtrusive acidity. Sterling value.
Plum, smoke, chocolate-chip-cookie dough, raspberry, vanilla, dried earth and carnations are all present in the soft and alluring Merlot. Mid-weight with great length; suave tannins make for immediate accessibility.
There are not too many single-varietal Sémies in Ontario, and this one requires heat and a long hang time. To ensure ripeness, in 2009, Stratus picked their grapes on December 3rd! It may not be as blousy as some Aussie versions, but it is definitely emblematic with all of its apricot, wax, lanolin, honey and spice qualities. The acidity and very good length make for an appealing bottle of wine.
Tropical and orchard fruits with a hint of caramel precede a structured palate with pear and toasty oak notes before a sleek close.
Unwraps elegant dark fleshy fruit backed by subtle cinnamon and dry earthy notes. Blackcurrant, plum, a pinch of white pepper and a splash of dark chocolate roll out on the palate, with notes of roasted coffee and black cherry on the dry tannic finish. A complex and still-evolving wine that will benefit from additional cellaring.
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, this is a wine of great depth and character. Evolving dark fruit on the nose reveals complex notes of cinnamon, clove and a whiff of tobacco. Concentrated dark fruit flavours come in a firmly tannic structure with assertive acidity that needs time to soften. Best with another 5 years in the cellar.