Clear, medium-deep gold. Scents of banana and pineapple over a cotton-candy background. Full-bodied on the palate with ripe, sweet peach and orange flavours and a long finish. Could perhaps use a bit more acidity. Will last a couple more years.
St. Urban is one of the most important Riesling vineyards in Ontario. The nose shows bright, vibrant lime zest and citrus, apple skin, summer peach and stony minerality. Just wow on the palate: an initial blast of lemon-lime then Honeycrisp apple and peach, then waves of wet stone that is all perfectly balanced by racy acidity that runs through the core.
Deep cherry colour with aromatics and flavours to match. Fruit shows depth and subtle development with hints of clove and cinnamon. Warm, rich fruit has the support of solid structure, finishing with harmoniously integrated fruit, fine spice, a splash of coffee/chocolate.
A blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot, this is an excellent job from the cooler 2011 vintage. The nose rocks with ripe blackberry, thick, rich black cherry pie, loam, leather, pepper and a range of elegant spice notes. The fruit is nicely integrated on the palate with a full range of ripe fruits and hearty mix of earth and spice all bolstered by the racy acidity of the vintage.
Deep purple in colour. Cedary, blackberry nose with light herbal and white pepper notes, Medium- to full-bodied, dry and savoury. Blackberry flavour carried on lively acidity. Broad and muscular on the palate with enough tannin to give grip and structure. Lovely mouth-feel and a warm alcoholic finish.
Oak-toned aromas of vanilla and chocolate accompany the berry-fruit scents. Lean acidity and firm tannins frame the softly textured black plum fruit. Dusty, sage-toned finish. Softens up with aeration. Pair with stewed meats.