Vibrant purple colour. Fresh nose of red fruits and light spices, a hint of green pepper. Supple, very fruity taste. Slightly bitter, it has a good fresh feel on the palate. Soft tannins and a balanced finish. Perfect with sandwiches on a warm spring day.
2017 was an exceptional vintage in Nova Scotia. This late-picked Riesling was harvested from an estate vineyard on the shoreline of the Minas Basin. It opens with delicate floral, fruit blossom scents, white peach, tropical fruit and a whiff of steely mineral. Lemon citrus flavour dominates in the mouth, supported by vibrant, but not overbearing acidity, with chalky mineral and stone fruit flavour re-emerging on the lightly sweet finish.
Sourced from mountain and hillside vineyards across the Sonoma County AVA, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon opens with fragrant cassis and blackberries and a dark floral perfume. Black liquorice, ripe black fruits and jam coat the palate, one hemmed in with sticky, ripe tannins. Evident wood here, though fairly well integrated, finishing with a little vanilla and a whack of heat. Ready to drink now, with lamb burgers.
A versatile, well-priced Bordeaux blend, which features cassis, plum, raspberry, herbs, smoke and spice. Medium-bodied and perfect for those pasta and pizza evenings.
Very pale. Honey, clover flower, dry stone and hints of tropical fruits. The sharp acidity is matched by a thick, fat mid-palate that coats the mouth. It ends on a powerful, warm finish of great length. Savennières is a tiny appellation that provides some of the best expressions of the Chenin Blanc grape.
Dusty black fruit and spicy aromas precede a medium-bodied palate of ripe dark berry notes, earthy and mocha hints, wrapped in silky, supple tannins before a lingering finish. Pair with duck breast, wild mushroom risotto or sockeye salmon.
The blend is about a third each of Cab Franc, Cab Sauv and Merlot with 27% of the Cab Franc grapes air dried (appassimento style) for 30 days. This is a big wine with a pronounced nose of blackberries, plums, boysenberry, blueberry, anise, elegant oak spices, caramel, earth and dried herbs. All those succulent black fruits come together on the palate with supporting spice, licorice, juicy acidity and length for days on the finish.