On Saturday we have decided to feature wines great for summer picnics, summer salads and summer afternoons that we believe are underdog wines. Great wines, under appreciated and great value. Come try!
Saturday June 2nd, 2018
Underdogs to try
– Riesling and Gamay Noir
St Hubertus Riesling 2014
Juicy, round and ripe with peach, pear, red apple and an ample dusting of spicy Szechuan peppercorn. A thicker film of honey coats the palate of this fuller bodied, off-dry white. A juicy swell on the finish encourages glass after glass - and at an alluring 11.5 percent, it's easy to do
Moraine Riesling 2016
Taste Profile: Find hints of dried apricots and orchids. The natural acidity of this wine is balanced well by the natural residual sugars.
Food Pairing: Dare to pair this bold white next to some red curry chicken, spiced duck leg, or some stuffed pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon
Therapy Riesling 2016
On the nose this wine has intense aromas of honeycomb, flint and fresh pineapple. Matched with flavors of golden apples, lime, honey, and ginger, which linger on the palate. The bright acidity helps balance the residual sugar and mid-palate weight.
Hillside Gamay Noir 2014
This is a medium-bodied, fruit forward wine. Raspberry and cedar notes highlight the aroma, while the palate delivers a fine, silky texture. Gamay is the principle grape of the Beaujolais region—known for producing early release fun fruity wine. Made here in a more serious style, with barrel aging for 8 months to round out and refine the mid-palate structure.
GOLD & Best in Category | North West Wine Summit 2017
Joie Gamay Noir 2015
This Gamay is rich, dark, meaty and savoury, reminiscent of the great Cru Beaujolais of Morgon and Moulin-a-Vent. It is from a single vineyard site on the clay banks of the Naramata Bench. This wine is a great example of low-cropped Gamay grown on the right site. It demonstrates the true potential of Gamay in the Okanagan.
Rust Gamay Noir 2017
Delicate floral aromas with subtle earthy notes. On the palate, a youthful fruit expression of red berries, red plum, with a long finish of vanilla and soft tannins.