Equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
14 months in Allier barriques.
Creme de Cassis, dark fruits, plum and rosemary on the nose.
Medium plus bodied with smooth and well grained tannins.
Black currants, blackberry, tobacco and graphite with a fresh lift on the finish.
We had 2 lbs of local Matsutake mushrooms and made sukiyaki.
A great pairing. — 16 hours ago
All estate fruit, hand picked and aged 18 months in 30 % new oak.
Deep dark red, almost black in colour.
Big, ripe raspberries, black cherries, black violets and white pepper on the nose.
Rich, savoury and luscious. Raspberry, black plums black cherries with a smooth and plush finish.
This is Okanagan Valley Syrah — 25 days ago
90 % Sangiovese, 5 % Canaiolo Nero, 5 % Colorino….this is old school…and it’s good.
Owened by the Mariani Family since 1897 but has been agricultural since 1582.
Berries and cherries with leather and savoury notes with dried herbs.
Medium bodied with crisp tannins and licorice notes.
This wine is very food friendly.
I Veroni has 173 acres with 50 acres planted as vineyards.
They have 4000 olive trees and are certified organic. — 2 months ago
Timorasso is an indigenous grape from Piedmont.
7.5 hectare vineyard of 25 year old vines grown in marly, calareous, clay and sandy soil.
Stainless steel ferment followed by 8 months resting on the lees then 3 months of bottle ageing before release.
Giorgio Rivetti, owner of La Spinetta, considers Timorasso as the white Nebbiolo.
Will easily age 5-10 years.
Bright, brilliant straw gold.
Stone fruit, ripe nectarines, Acacia honey and white flowers.
Layers of flavours with tropical fruit, almonds and bergamot.
This wine dances a fine line between smooth texture, citrus, minerals and flowers. — 8 days ago
Established in 1998 by Antinori Family in Puglia.
70 % Aglianico, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 % Syrah.
Deep dark and rich flavours.
Full bodied with dark raspberries, dark fruit, bay leaf, rosemary and dried herbs.
Give me Osso Bucco…all is right in the world.
And it’s not expensive. — 2 months ago
This is a Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blend.
Grown in Chianti Classico and aged 24 months in Allier barriques then 18 months in bottle.
Big, rich sweet dark cherry, black plums. violets, woodsy and olives.
Powerful and intense with elegance and balance..
Great structure and complexity with a velvety finish. — 3 months ago
Produced in the Alsatian traditional style of Edelzwicker, an aromatic blend.
All hand picked and hand sorted fruit.
50 % Gewurztraminer, 27 % Riesling, 10 % Pinot Auxerrois, 8 % Pinot Gris and 5 % Pinot Blanc.
Bright, shiny straw gold.
Apples, white flowers, ginger and citrus on the nose.
Tangerine, lemon lime, pink grapefruit pith, and honeysuckle flavours.
On the back label of every bottle, they thank all the grape growers by name and location. — 20 days ago
Syrah with 5 % Viognier, for a co-ferment. All hand harvested and sorted.
A small portion of fruit was dried for a month before undergoing fermentation.
100 % French Oak with 12% new. Aged for 20 months.
Done in a Northern Rhone style.
Violets, blueberries and game meats with white pepper and a velvety, silky finish.
— a month ago
Originally planted in 1978, these are the oldest Riesling vines in British Columbia. The grapes come from a 2 acre north facing vineyard.
Bright, pale green gold colour.
Peach, petrol, wet rock, nectarine and white flowers on the nose.
Crisp, mouth watering acidity.
Lemon and lime rind. Slate, apricot pit, mandarin and white peach flavours.
The last bunches were harvested in late October only 12 hours before first frost and snow with whiteout conditions.
Old Vines Riesling is aged for 2 years in the bottle before release. — 2 months ago