Fresh and juicy aromas with red cherry, melon and stone fruit and notes of citrus, fresh herbs, game and a dash of pepper; lots of mineral on the soft, juicy finish. A very cool, interesting and drinkable wine.
Purplish. Intense fruity nose of blackberry and dark cherry with light earthy notes. Medium body, supple texture, juicy mid-palate with soft tannins and a delicious ripe, fruity taste. Finishes full on more chewy fruit. Enjoy now, it won't get any better.
Chilean Carménère, long thought to be Merlot, is a fascinating grape worth discovering. This bold, full-bodied wine is dense purple in colour with a nose of plums and vanilla oak. Richly extracted flavours of blackcurrants backed by spicy oak fill the palate. The mouthfeel is soft and the flavour lingering. It costs a bottle. Match it with rich meat dishes.
Clear, very deep pinkish garnet. Medium intensity nose of candied prunes, mashed berries and cedar. Medium-bodied with quite high acidity. The warm year produced ripe berry flavours and noticeable alcohol and tannins which need another year or two to integrate.
Made primarily with fruit from Lillooet, supplemented by fruit from Road 9 and Blind Creek. Forward notes of red berries and spice precede a medium-bodied palate defined by good acidity and mouth feel. Well textured with raspberry, cassis and tea notes with a slightly herbaceous undertone and lingering spicy close.
Deep plum-red. Sexy black-cherry nose with a touch of strawberry, and some spice from oak aging. Medium-bodied. Powerful tannins still overwhelm dark berry flavours. Decant, or give time in the glass, or best of all give it a couple of years in the cellar to develop complexity.