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This wine has gravitas. An absolutely captivating Chardonnay that exquisitely unravels to reveal layered aromatics including wildflower honey, stone fruit and baking spices. An opulent mouthfeel showcasing the richer ad nuanced characteristics of honeycomb, crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e and butterscotch is pleasingly embraced by just the right amount of acidity. A lingering finish that brings back the baking spice with a touch of sweet hay and lemon curd.
Expressive and supremely elegant with notes of raspberry compote infused with warm spices, violets and pipe tobacco.Â The palate is well-structured and beautifully balanced with a pleasing vein of acidity and fine grained tannins. Opulent bouquet of cigar box, cedar wood, saddle leather and spiced chocolate that engages from the delightful start to satisfying finish.
This full-bodied Syrah is a rich and complex red wine with nuances of lavender, spice, anise and vanilla and delicate hints of raspberry, cherry and pepper notes. Pairs well with grilled meats or medium-rare cuts, including beef, lamb, ribs or duck, as well as goat cheese and sheep cheese. Aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months. BC VQA.
The Rose is made from Cabernet Franc grapes in a Saignee method. It has aromas of lilies, jasmine, cherries, apricots and raspberries. It is made slightly off dry, with a nice clean citrus finish with subtle lingering flavours of strawberry, pear and hints of grapefruit and passionfruit.
This is the third unveiling of our flagship Bordeaux blend, using the four royal varietals of Bordeaux. The wine is a big, robust blend with complex flavours and aromas of spice, floral, black currant, cherry, anise and hints of cocoa and vanilla. This full-bodied red has firm, but soft tannins with a smooth and creamy finish and long-lingering notes of tobacco, vanilla and berries. BC VQA.
Cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks to capture the essence of the fruit, this wine has delicate aromas of green and golden apples with accompanying notes of citrus, peach and pear. The balanced finish with a hint of honey and tropical notes pairs well with chicken, salads or fish. BC VQA.
This is a medium to full-bodied red wine with cocoa, blackcurrant, herbaceous and spicy notes and subtle hints of anise, pepper and a lingering minerality. Tannins are soft yet inviting and pair well with lighter cuts of meat, including pork and duck, and soft cheeses like well-aged cheddar and aged asiago. Aged in French Oak barrels for 16 months. BC VQA.
At the winery the fruit was fed directly into the press with an ensuing long gentle pressing employed. Only the finest, purest juice from the early stages of the pressing was used for this wine with the more astringent so called âhard pressâ kept separate. A long cool fermentation began in stainless steel vessels where it remained for most of the ferment. The must was then transferred to 100% French oak (22% new) to complete fermentation. The wine was left âsur leesâ for 11 months without battonage. A natural malo-lactic fermentation occurred in late spring. The wine is unfined and coarsely filtered.
The Pinot Noir âOld Blockâ as it is affectionately called, is one of the original vineyard plantings in 1994 and is part of the largest block of Pinot Noir at our estate vineyard on McLean Creek Road. The wine spent 11 months in 100% French oak barrels (30% new). This wine has all the components to allow it to age gracefully, up to 10+ years.
Juicy red currant fruit, sweet ripe raspberry jam, lovely salty note and bright florality, with a brisk rinse of pink peppercorn and spice. This is sourced from the McLean Creek Road Vineyard in OK Falls, and Anarchist Vineyard in , along with fruit from Naramata Bench, and East Kelowna’s Teasdale Vineyard. After maceration, this was gently pressed and then spent ten months in older French oak. Lovely sapid squeeze on the grippy finish. For current consumption.
Our inaugural sparkling has a fine and persistent mousse thanks to the traditional method secondary fermentation in the bottle. On the nose the wine is subtle with elements of green apples and crushed rocks. Clean, crisp, and fresh palate with mineral notes wrapped in flavours of orchard apples and pears, finishing with a rich and creamy texture from the extended bottle age. The wine is dry from start to finish making it the perfect aperitif wine.
At the winery the fruit was fed directly into the press with an ensuing long gentle pressing employed. Only the finest, purest juice from the early stages of the pressing was used for this wine with the more astringent so called âhard pressâ kept separate. A long cool fermentation began in stainless steel vessels, employing indigenous and cultured yeast where it remained for most of the ferment. The must was then transferred to 100% French oak (18% new) to complete fermentation. The wine was left âsur leesâ for 11 months without battonage. A natural malo-lactic fermentation occurred in late spring. The wine is unfined and coarsely filtered.
2016 we made a small amount of Pinot Gris from JAKâs friend Michael Holzheyâs vineyard in Kelowna. This beautiful, slightly pink wine is a rare find as it was produced exclusively for Vino Volo wine lounge in the Vancouver airport. This product is available for a limited time only, and while quantities last. With notes of quince and apple, it has a soft creamy and medium body with flavours of apple pie that carry throughout the finish. The wine went through a wild fermentation process in neutral white oak barrels and its beautiful colour comes from only 24-hours of skin contact. Drink this summer or through 2019.
This home estate pinot in Okanagan Falls shows medium depth with ruby garnet colour. The nose sports quite ripe sour cherry fruit with fine spice integration, fresh herbs and a touch of earthy mossiness. It’s medium weight, initially fleshy then fairly tannic for now. Quite bitter and twiggy green. Lots of energy here. Approach 2018. Excellent length.
Light toasty, dark cherry nose. Dry, medium plus body, with some minerality. Ripe raspberries, red cherries and some vanilla. Pepperiness sneaks in mid palate to finish.
We used 15% whole clusters in this beautiful single vineyard wine from our home vineyard in Okanagan Falls. The wine went through a wild fermentation process before being transferred to 100% French oak (25% new) for 11 months. Approachable, softer and more fruit driven than previous vintages. Fruit forward with notes of plums, figs, violets, barnyard and caramel. 650 cases produced. Enjoy this wine now or cellar for 10 or more
The wine was crafted from a southwest-facing heritage block of vines planted on our estate McLean Creek Road Vineyard in 1994 with cuttings hailing from Germany. The vineyard is comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits making up a mix of gravel and sandy loam and is well-suited to this variety, allowing us to craft a beautifully aromatic, food-friendly GewÃ¼rztraminer. Drink now through 2020.
Beautiful full-bodied palate with lifted notes of orchard fruit especially of white peach and nectarines, sprinkled with fresh lemon balm. A refreshing backbone of acidity seamlessly surrenders to a creamy, tenacious finish with a perfect touch of beeswax.
Initial notes of pink peppercorns and tobacco lead to a rich and layered mouthfeel. On the palate, the robust structure offers ripe concentrated notes of wild blackberries and dried figs mingle harmoniously with cigar box and cloves.
Layered and bold, this Pinot Noir displays enticing notes of spicy dark fruits, dry tilled earth and a subtle floral undertone on the nose. The full palate offers a concentration of black currant preserves, cocoa and warm spices delivered on solid structure of ripe tannins, a pleasing frame of acidity and a generous finish.
We recommend patience and a favourable cellaring environment to encourage the development of alluring tertiary characteristics. This wine will age beautifully through 2025.
Reminiscent of a refreshingly crisp and flinty classic Chablis, this Chardonnay is 100% stainless steel tank fermented. Initial notes of glacial melt racing over river rocks opens up to stone fruit blossoms, citrus rind and lemon curd. Juicy throughout with a bright and lingering finish. With or without food, our newest wine is a definite crowd pleaser.
A beautiful ruby colour wine that beckons with initial notes of savoury herbs, dried brush and red fruit leather. Fresh and juicy start on the palate with bing cherries and dried hibiscus with a considerably lengthy finish highlighting spicy red fruits, anise and a touch of tarragon.
Approachable and silky upon release this wine will develop well through 2023 under ideal cellaring conditions.
Reminiscent of a Sancerre, eyes will light up in delight and mouths will water at the intensely aromatic notes that swell up out of the glass. A frame of vibrant acidity delivers the bright tropical notes of pomelo, guava and honeysuckle from nose to palate. The addition of SÃ©millon and fermentation in neutral oak offers a rounder mouthfeel than previous vintages and a wonderful mid-palate weight. The palate also unveils quince, honeydew melon rind and a spark of flinty minerality on the lengthy finish.
Brilliant upon release though it will develop nicely through 2023 under ideal cellaring conditions.
Gorgeous layers of ripe red fruit with a subtle ribbon of warm spice. Highlighted notes of juicy raspberries and a hint of anise in the background. The palate is silky yet plush and carries into a structured, lingering finish.
While easily indulged upon release, this wine will develop well through 2023 under ideal cellaring conditions.
This vintage exhibits enticing aromatics of stone fruits and poached pear with underlying notes of vanilla and creamy cashews. Â With only a portion of the pressed juices seeing French oak, theÂ palate is bright with citrus notes and fresh cut pineapple that slowly unveils characteristics of buttered toast with a thin layer of marmalade.
This is aÂ beautifully balanced Chardonnay that has encouraged many to re-discover theÂ merits of a well-made Chardonnay.
Blackberry, iodine, black pepper, bright fruity, lean, minerally.
Meyer lemon, freshly mown hay, blood orange, balanced sweet & sour.
Blueberry, wet stone, fresh soft tannings, gun flint finish.
Smoky, chocolate, cedar, and blackberry, concentrated, dense.
Peach, honey, apple, lime, flint, bright and refreshing acidity, long, crisp finish.
Creamy, honeyed, almond, soft and dry.
Apple, peach, honey, fig, lemon, balanced acidity, long lemon finish.
Grapefruit and white peach, with fresh acidity, and long mineral finish.
Orange pekoe, citrus, rose petal, crisp acidity, mineral finish.
Apple, peach, honey, fig, lemon, balanced acidity, long lemon finish.
Tea, cedar, cigar box, bay leaf, grapefruit, very soft texture, soft tannins on the finish.
An explosion of fruit, cherry, fresh plum and cranberry notes are highlighted by a subtle herbaceous undertone. 16 Months spent in French Oak barrel enhances notes of vanilla and cocoa on the palate. This bold Pinot Noir is rich with structure and tannin. It will age gracefully for 8-10 years.
2017 Pinot Grigio – this elegant, terroir driven Pinot Grigio is the official staff pick of the month. The minerality, bright acidity and beautiful notes of apple and stone fruit make it the perfect summer patio sipper!
A beautifully earthy aroma is reminiscent of an âold worldâ Bordeaux blend. This lot select Meritage is made with only the finest quality fruit from the Noble Ridge Estate. Savory herbal notes are highlighted with undertones of sweet tobacco, leather and cassis. The well integrated oak, firm tannins and bright acidity balance harmoniously giving this Meritage the ability to age gracefully for 8-10 years.
Aromas of peaches and cream with hints of vanilla and caramelized stone fruit are accentuated with subtle citrus notes and baking spices. The marzipan finish is lively and bright with a rich, creamy texture.
Whole cluster pressed, cool
fermentation in stainless steel tanks
14 months in French Oak, 20% new oak
No Malolactic fermentation.
Whole cluster pressed, cool
fermentation. 94% fermented in
stainless steel tanks, 6% barrel aged in
1 year old barrels.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a world-class wine, period. It is the perfect example of what the Okanagan Valley can achieve in terms of terroir-driven wines. From a winemaker’s perspective, this is a dream wine. Everything from grape growing to bottling was ideal: Early bud break, one of the warmest summers in decades and perfect canopy management led to the best balance of flavours, phenolic ripeness, sugar and acid in the grapes that I have ever encountered in the Valley. From there, small-lot fermentations, followed by aging in carefully selected barrels, allowed for the creation of this spectacular wine.
Sweet navel orange, Meyer lemon and dominant peach flavours provide a welcome entry. Lemongrass and Bartlett pear chime in to produce a cornucopia of fruit characters that are accentuated by creaminess from the 20% of fruit that was French oak fermented.
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R&D RosÃ© Blend is a fresh, elegant, delicately styled rosÃ© of exceptional quality from the Golden Mile Bench.
R&D Red Blend is a rich, bold, Merlot-dominant red blend of exceptional quality from the Golden Mile Bench.
Harvested from the 6th crop of Riesling on Margaretâs Bench, and Latin for pretty or fine, Decora is an intensely aromatic Riesling that whets the palate with mouth-watering acidity. Showing delicate spice, floral, and stone fruit aromas, Decora displays pronounced flavours of citrus, mineral, and stone fruit, creating a wine of outstanding vivacity, delicacy, elegance, and style.
Latin for incomparable, unprecedented, or âonlyâ, Unicus represents the Okanagan Valleyâs first GrÃ¼ner Veltliner. Harvested from Margaretâs Bench – one of the highest vineyards in the Okanagan – Unicus displays lifted mineral, herbs, citrus, and stone fruit aromas, combined with distinctive white pepper and grapefruit flavours, creating a wine of outstanding originality, interest, elegance, and style.
Generous aromas of ripe black plum and violets are complemented by subtle nutmeg and cinnamon. The dense, plush palate reflects the gravel minerality of Arise Bench with juicy wild blackberry flavours and integrated toasted oak. Elegant and well-structured, the finish is long and pronounced.
A classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of ripe blackberry, fresh sage, and cloves accented by a floral lift. The refined palate is mineral driven with a supple texture, bright currant flavours,and well-balanced toasted oak. The finish is long, charming, and persistent.
Sourced entirely from the new Chardonnay vines planted on Margaret’s Bench in 2011, Dilemma represents the difficult decision to deciding to rip out the old block of Chardonnay on Arise Bench. Showcasing mineral and spice aromas, Dilemma is framed by lovely oak, caramel, and butter flavours, a luscious body, and a long, fresh finish, creating a wine of outstanding finesse, beauty, elegance, and style.
Deep in colour and intensity, Hypothesis represents the Triggsâ culmination of efforts to create an icon quality wine from select micro blocks off their Golden Mile Bench estate. A rich, bold, and terroir-driven blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, Hypothesis displays abundant spice, floral, and dark fruit aromas, enveloping the palate with its dense structure, toasted oak, fine tannins, cassis flavours, and a long, persistent finish, to create a wine of outstanding power, beauty, elegance, and style.
Displaying characteristic aromas of ripe Okanagan apple, minerality, and toast alongside subtle notes of matchstick, marzipan, and sweet spice. A bright, malic palate follows, showcasing chalky minerality with fresh green apple, roasted chestnut, and freshly grated nutmeg flavours. The chalky, textural finish is fresh and persistent.
Bleeding off a portion of juice from each of Culminaâs best Bordeaux-red varietal lots, SaignÃ©e is a bright and characterful rosÃ© from select Bordeaux varietal micro blocks on the Triggsâ family estate. Subtle herb and mineral aromas coalesce with nuanced, savoury red fruit to form a classically-styled rosÃ© reminiscent of its bigger Hypothesis sister; one of outstanding vivacity, beauty, elegance, and style.
A blend of Cabernet Franc grapes sources from the Black Sage and Golden Mile Benches in Oliver, BC. The wine was fermented and ages in concrete tank for 9 months prior to bottling in late July 2017. Powerful flavours of red fruits are coupled with elegant mid palate weight and supple finish.
This Sauvignon Blanc grown in Summerland by Terry Waters and Cathy Banks was fermented and aged in concrete tanks and spared the use of oak. 100% native primary and malolactic fermentation has given this wine lively citrus notes with fruit salad, cream and distinct Okanagan herbal aromatics. Beautifully balanced with a lush mouthfeel backed by mouth-watering acidity. Enjoy with shellfish, cream sauces, and fowl.
Ripe strawberries and raspberries intermingle with a creamy palate from concrete aging over 11 months on gross lees. Gentle tannins and fresh acidity help to carry the very lengthy finish.
Introduced in 2014, Narrative is a collection of wines and spirits made from grapes sourced from independent growers across the Okanagan. The portfolio tells the story of the Okanagan and its rare climate, which presents the rare combination of an arid desert landscape and snowy winters. These special conditions produce an intense, short growing season. Wines with natural fresh acidity and lively juicy fruit. Narrative wines and spirits vary from year to year showcasing the best of each vintage. Narrative offers unique blends, a Syrah, a Riesling, sparkling wines, a fortified wine and spirits.
Deep brick red in colour. The Legacy bouquet delivers alluring aromas of raspberries, fennel, and rosemary. Black licorice and cassis greet the palate, while lush tannins of marzipan and cocoa develop with each sip. A soft yet structured mouthfeel is complimented with notes of blackberries and leather on the finish. This age-worthy bordeaux inspired blend will become more expressive with time.
Rich boysenberry purple splashes in the glass. Aromas of blueberry and licorice tempt your senses with elements of vanilla and violets. Blackberries and tobacco develop on the palate while sage and petrol roll into soft round tannins on the finish. This distinctive Syrah is an exquisite accompaniment to robust meat dishes.
Rose quartz colour with aromas of strawberries and rhubarb and fresh roses. Flavours of pink grapefruit and watermelon burst through with lovely notes of lime zest on the mid palate. This rosÃ© offers a silky smooth mouthfeel and a taste much like delving into a strawberry parfait. This bright and racey wineÂ finishes long and refreshes the palate with a taste of strawberries & cream.
Honey yellow in colour, with intriguing aromas of candied almonds, orange blossom, and butterscotch. This wineâs elaborate avour prole develops with every sip. The palate is greeted with warm apple torte. Pleasant peach and pineapple avours along with vanilla bean and vivid coconut linger. Light French oak barrel aging adds avours of pecans to the wineâs long, silky finish.
Pale gold splashes in the glass. Captivating essences of freshly pitted nectarines, lime zest, and honey suckle tempt the nose. This Pinot Grisâ lush palate of Fiji apple, apricot, and Okanagan peach balances with refreshing acidity andÂ hidden notes of honey dew. Smooth minerality and a delicate mouthfeel make this classic Pinot Gris a show stopping pairing for summer salads and soft ripened cheese.
Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak.
Dark cherries, mocha and ripe berries unfold on the nose. The palate shows more dark fruit and black plums with firm tannins and fresh acidity. The oak and fruit are well balanced. This wine is loaded with structure and aging potential.
Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak. This vintage is a blend of 33% Merlot, 21%, Cabernet Franc, 19% Malbec 16% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine invites you in with rich aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cassis and sweet spices. The palate, with its velvety tannins and high acid, offers bold and juicy black fruit layered with pepper, baking spices, vanilla and chocolate. Those who cellar this wine will be rewarded.
Aged 18 months on 30% new oak of which 80% was French and 20% American.
Cracked black pepper, bramble, and jammy cassis on the nose. Rounded and rich on the palate with ripe, silky tannins with flavours of juicy plums, cassis, vanilla and toasted coconut. Lingering pepper and baking spices on the finish.
This unique style of icewine exhibits fascinating contrasts between the sweet and savoury notes that Zweigelt produces. On the nose dried cranberry, cherry,Â strawberry, and apple are rounded out with hints of white pepper, and earthy, gamey notes. On the palate, an unctuous mouthfulÂ and a long luxurious finishÂ with hints of cinnamon.
Pronounced notes of cherry, plum, carmalized figs, honey and a touch of baking spice. Luscious sweetness and
unctuous body. Long, Luxurious finish.
100% Merlot aged 30 months in French and American Oak barriques. Unfined and unfiltered.Â This wine is drinking great now but will age for 5+ years, Cellaring and decanting highly recommended.
A blend of Syrah clones #7, #99 and #100 grown by Ron and Bob Firman at Spadefoot Toad Vineyard in Oliver, BC. Aged in mostly neutral oak barriques for 36 months to allow this deeply complex, structured wine to begin to mellow and harmonize.Â Notes of earth, smoked meat, white pepper, blueberry and blackberry. The quintessential expression of Syrah.
A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 5% Malbec, aged 30 months in French and American oak barriques. Unfined and unfiltered. Cellaring and decanting highly recommended.
Bright notes of red fruit, including cherries and raspberries, balanced beautifully with integrated oak, hearty spice and a black pepper finish.
82% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon create a structured and bold wine with notes of cherry, plum and a hints of vanilla.
Light body and colour, but not light in flavour. Bright flavors of Violet, Cherry, Strawberry with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
Smooth and Rich with Flavours of dark berries, plum and smoke. This is our first Vintage from our 10,000L Italian Oak Fermentation Tanks. The 2014 Organic Baco Noir has been released as part of Summerhillâs Heritage Series.
Grown at the organic Park Hill Vineyard, in Oliver, B.C. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 7 months. 900 cases produced.Â Ripe, fruity nose with a smoky undercurrant leads into black cherry, chocolate and spice.
A blend of 67% Marechal Foch, 24% Merlot and 9% Syrah aged 8 months in mostly neutral oak barrels to allow the wine to concentrate and harmonize. When blending the Alive Red, we thought how can we bring a sense of terroir, a sense of all the flavour organic grapes can bring and blend it in such a way that it tastes like more.Â Deep, rich and savoury with notes of black & red fruit, leather and minerality. Full body, low tannin.
Grown organically at the Summerhill Estate in Kelowna, and at the Manz Estate in Naramata. Grapes were hand-picked over multiple days, whole cluster pressed and fermented cold. Natural unfermented grape sugars balance beautifully with the crisp acidity.Â Aromas of Citrus, Honey and Stone fruit, followed by Honey, Lemon, and Apple on the palate.
A blend of of fruit from Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna and Nk`mip Vineyard in Oliver. A cold stabilized stopped fermentation leaves unfermented grape sugar to balance the natural acidity and carry the vibrant fruit character through the length of the palate.Â Tropical aromas lead to eye-rolling layers of freshness and richness with notes of apricot, white peach, honeysuckle, and gooseberry. Lovingly known as the âhot tubâ wine by its fans.
Classic off-dry GewÃ¼rztraminer style, with delicious lychee fruit, white peach, cantaloupe and rose petal. The steady summer heat, paired with a cool September, and warm October, allowed this aromatic white to develop fresh flavours, tropical aromas and vibrant acidity.
Notes of orange blossom, white peach, and ripe citrus fruits.
Cipes Ariel 1998 is a blend of 59% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 1% Pinot Muenier – 100% estate grown at Summerhill Vineyard in Kelowna, BC. It is very rich and complex with notes of custard, vegemite, brioche, orange and lemon zest, ripe apple, dried apricot, nut and ginger. The extended bottle aging has created deep autolytic notes and creamy bubbles.
A delicious wine with creamy texture but a crisp finish. It has an amazing blend of marmalade, raspberry, brioche, white almond, ginger, lime.
Cipes Ice is an organic Pinot Noir cuvee finished with an organic Pinot Noir Icewine dosage. With notes of raspberry and blood orange with a creamy mousse, and a crisp clean honeyed finish, the icewine lifts the red fruit flavours of the Pinot Noir. This wine has spent four years en tirage. Demi-sec
A traditional method sparkling wine with notes of strawberry, raspberry, kiwi, blood orange, vanilla and fresh, white toast
The Cipes Brut has been made every year since 1991, the first year of Summerhill Pyramid Winery. This sparkling wine pairs beautifully anything, from Sushia and seafood, to fruit and cheese, to grilled chicken, or tapas! Supremely food versatile.
Well ripened and sugar filled fruit resulted from a hot summer in 2015. Fruit was whole bunch pressed at a light bar to preserve aromatics and give us clear juice which was fermented directly in rare 100% French oak barrels. A natural spring malolactic fermentation occurred during April- June of 2016 which developed the wines depth of character and fantastic length. The wine was in barrel for a total of 11 months before blending.
A full bodied wine from a dry vintage in the central Okanagan Valley that first shows off fully developed flavours of dark red fruits like ripe Staccato cherry, black raspberry, and blackberry. Dried rosemary and sage, saffron, and truffle explode to take over the mid palate blend seamlessly with earthy minerality. A fresh, vibrant and poised Pinot Noir.
The mouth is in for a treat as only the best Riesling components come together in this 2016 offering. Lime leaf, pear, and white Rainier cherries greet upon entry. Green apple and pronounced granite mineral elements finish off with racy acidity and tension completing what will likely again be the must have Riesling of 2016.
A lively mix of fresh young garden strawberries, guava and yellow bell pepper seamlessly combine for this perfect crowd pleaser. The long refreshing finish comes from the touch of silky Pinot skin tannin extracted from our long and slow ferment.
PALATE: This beauty showcases and unwaves fully developed flavors of dark red fruits of cherry, black raspberry and blackberry. As you smoothly sip, this one will leave nothing but beautiful dried rosemary and sage, saffron and truffle notes to take over the mid palate blend seamlessly with earthy minerality.
DRINK WITH: Pairings include lamb, tenderloin, venison, west coast salmon species, tuna, marlin, seasoned mushrooms, truffle baby potatoes, and beets. Hardened artisan cheeses and aged meats always blend well with our pinot. Hi-pour into burgundy aromatic glasses between 12 and 16 degrees Celsius, and allow to warm in glass to 18 and 20 degrees before drinking. Decanting is not necessary but some air will expand the flavor profile sooner in the glass and allow for the wine to warm to drinking temperature sooner.
Concentrated tropical melon fruits present themselves first and foremost. Lilikoi, orange marmalade jam and Kiwifruit are also represented in a mouthful of flavours open to other interpretation as this vintage is showing so many interesting characters coming from our unique clay soils that this wine is predominantly planted in. There is a nice long line of acid start to finish to integrate the wines slight sweetness and tropical personality.