Very Côte de Beaune with all of its strawberry, cherry, iron, red flowers, spice and cocoa flavours. There is considerable refinement, with fresh acidity and soft tannins rounding out this medium-bodied wine. Ready to drink.
If you want to have something different in the way of a red wine, try this blend of Xinomavro, Merlot and Syrah. It’s dense purple-ruby in colour with a spicy, cedary nose of plums and black cherries; medium- to full-bodied, it's dry and firmly structured with ripe tannins.
Ruby colour with a tawny rim; raspberry, vanilla and wood spice nose; medium-bodied, dry, sour-cherry flavour with a silky mouthfeel and a firm tannic finish. Needs a couple of years cellaring.
Dolcetto, like its Piedmontese brother Barbera, has risen from an everyday drink to high-quality juice, in the right hands. Dogliani is also the birthplace of the Dolcetto grape and this rendition pumps out blueberry, dark cherry, plum, spice, anise, white pepper and cola. Full-bodied, with fresh acidity and medium tannins, this wine will age for a decade if you so choose. As a side note, while visiting the winery this past summer, I tasted a vertical of this wine, going back to 2004, and all were still incredibly vibrant.
One of BC’s more noteworthy “cocktail” blends, made with no less than 10 different varieties, though primarily Gewürztraminer (22%), Pinot Gris (21%), Viognier (20%) and Optima (13%). Tropical, peach and citrus on the nose with a hint of honey before a fresh, lively, slightly off-dry palate of stone fruit and zesty notes with grapefruit through a lengthy end.
Clear deep gold. Nose of Granny Smith apple, pineapple, lemon and a bit of oak. Full-bodied, tastes of apple, ripe banana, peach and apricot. Lots of fruit but well-balanced. A classy Burgundy for the price. Drink over the next year.
A vintage brut from a very warm year offers a more fruit forward style but still with surprisingly good structure. Pale straw in the glass with bubbles a plenty, nutty and brioche notes on top followed by apple and citrus tones on the palate with a touch of zest and good acidity through the finish.