Ever wonder what the wine store staff is drinking? Well it changes almost weekly but here are a few that we love and have continued to love for the last few months. Come taste these staff favorites for summer!
Friday July 27, 2018
Swirl Staff Summer picks
Indigenous World Wines Pinot Gris 2017
This round Pinot Gris has aromas and flavours of freshly baked orchard fruit with a long, slightly spicy finish. A versatile wine, beautiful on its own or paired with roasted pork, a creamy pasta or hard cheese.
Intersection Riesling 2015
A lively, aromatic minerality comes crisp and strong on the nose, intermingled with fresh green apple. On the palate, brief honey sweetness is swiftly cleansed by continued green apple and lime zest. A clean, refreshing finish leaves the mouth watering for more.
Double Gold Medal Winner - 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition
Seven Directions T & V Rose 2017
Don’t let the wonderful pale grapefruit hue fool you., This aroma packed Pinot Noir rosé is bursting with aromas of strawberry whipped cream, cherry blossoms, rose petals, melon and peach. The ever so slightly off dry palate boasts a fresh juicy texture echoing the nose, adding hints of spice and salt that leads to a long mouth-watering creamy finish. Seamless from beginning to end. A beautiful experience and a pleasure to drink!
Bartier Brothers Cabernet Franc 2015
Aromas of cranberry, cassis, cherry, and crushed walnuts (including the shells), are followed on the palate by more walnut and cherry, along with a baker's chocolate character. Tannins are definitely present through a medium long finish, making this an excellent match to red meat.
Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2016
Always a secretive blend, the 2016 vintage has bright red fruit which it shows off in its lovely ruby hue. The chocolate cherry nose melts perfectly into warm cedar, bell pepper and cured meat on the palette. While the Blind Trust Red 2016 is hard to resist in its current state those who have the willpower to cellar will be rewarded for years to come.
45% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, and 9% Cabernet Franc