Quite a bit of fresh and dried herbs, dark cherry, hints of spice; a touch simplistic with not a lot of depth, but quite drinkable now. Some roast pork or chicken may open this up.
This is a powerful and dense Napa Cab with boatloads of crème de cassis, dark cherry, violets, mint, graphite. The palate boasts sweet fruit and enough tannins to age 20 years. Top-notch juice!
Pale yellow colour. This 100% Godello, a Spanish native variety, has a pear/apple nose with hints of minerality and ginger. Tender acidity in a soft mouthfeel; extra zest in the finish from mild bitterness. Drink now.
This varietal hails from Austria while also known as Lemberger in Washington State. Noted for its wild berry aromas, lively spiciness and soft tannins, this Okanagan version exceeds expectations. Loaded with juicy blueberry, raspberry, plum and have-another-sip refreshment. Bring on the charcuterie platter.
Blends a full complement of five Bordeaux grapes, but with no spicy new oak influence. The 30-month aging in neutral barrels ensures red, black and blue fruit character remains centre-stage. Despite its restrained nose and finish, this impeccably balanced red delivers a remarkable food-friendly quaff.
Closely resembling Crèmant de Limoux, this is an excellent value showing deep golden colour, rich citrus, floral and yeasty brioche, generous citrus flavour, creamy mousse, chalky mineral and bright, balancing acidity.