A crisp breeze, leaves changing colors and winter knocking at the door... fall has arrived! It's time to pop open a bottle of your favorite red wine, something with a nice smooth oakiness and bust out an extra layer of clothing.
Just as the leaves are changing colors, I like to start the transition from summer whites to winter reds. One of the best parts of fall is there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate with a bottle of wine, like a bottle of Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving, a bottle of Cabernet Franc to celebrate the leaves falling, and a bottle of Chardonnay to celebrate the only warm day of the week.
Wine for the Fall Season
Between 330-630 pm
Seven Stones Chardonnay 2012
A beautifully balanced wine with fragrances of lively lemon zest, nectarine and pineapple introduce this Chardonnay. A vivid mouth-feel reveals the delicate balance of earthy minerals, citrus and tropical fruit. Sur lies aging imparts this crisp, clean wine with an exquisitely long finish.
Church & State Trebella 2015
Vibrant yellow and straw in colour, this wine offers a complex array of aromas including lemon crème, nectarine, vanilla and some notes of herbal tea and acacia flowers. On the palate, the flavours are framed in a smooth creamy mouthfeel that is rich and generously textured. Additional flavours of yeast, honey and lanolin can be found along with notes of toasty oak. A firm core of vibrant acidity holds everything together.
Summerhill Pinot Noir 2015
Light body and colour, but not light in flavour. Bright flavors of violet, raspberry, cherry, strawberry with hints of vanilla, cinnamon and savoury sage notes. Very versatile. Pairs especially well with grilled foods: white and red meats, salmon, and veggies.
Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc 2016
Dark purple in the glass reveals a young wine with plenty of structure and deep colour. Elevated nose with black fruit, sage, soy and cedar. Vibrant palate with sweet fresh cherries, red and black berries, and mocha. Great balance of freshness and power, with a long warm finish.