Tis the season! This is one of the happiest times of the year for us. Why you ask? Well, mostly because the rain has stopped, but that just means spring is right around the corner. The main reason is that there is a plethora of new wines that are on the shelves.
This Saturday is a tribute to that.
Here are a few of the already staff favorites that we are tasting this Saturday.
Saturday March 17, 2018
NEW WINES TO TRY
Tasting between 3:30-6:30pm
Hester Creek Pinot Gris 2017
Aromas of crisp apple, pear, lemon, honeycomb and dried apricot lead to a honeyed palate with mineral notes and fresh acidity. This wine combines the richness and texture of grapes from the Black Sage Vineyard with the vibrant fruit flavours typical of the Golden Mile Bench. Mouth-filling and delicious, pair this wine with seared scallops for a perfect summer meal.
Okanagan Hills White Sands White Blend 2015
Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of baked peach and dried flowers with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy ripe apple finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and pure white wine blend that drinks effortlessly.
La Stella Lastellina Rosato 2017
LaStellina is made by combining both the "press" and the "bleeding" methods resulting in a Rosato with personality and elegance. It is very slightly off-dry and intensely aromatic. This style of Rosato will complement any hot summer day on the patio or by the poolside. The cabernet franc adds beautiful spice and herbal notes, Sangiovese bring with it those classic bing cherry notes while the Merlot provides a melange of red and dark fruit notes.
Harper’s Trail Rose 2017
Pomegranate , cranberry and apricot on the nose and palate, combined with the light, refreshing style make this wine a perfect summer treat.
Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvee Violette 2016
The palate is silky smooth thanks to a gentle co-ferment with just over 2.5% Viognier. Crunchy bramble fruit and purple flowers mingle with pepper and spice. Red bramble fruits burst on the nose and on the palate. While 2016 is overall a structured vintage, this cuvee is ready to be enjoyed and savoured upon release. It can be aged for the mid-term (5-7 years). It will most likely continue to improve past that age too.