Sat. Sept 22, 2018 - At the tasting bar - New Finds from Chef Meets Grape

On Saturday we are tasting some of the wines that we just tasted, found and loved at the Fall release event Chef meets Grape. We have not determined what wines to taste yet as we will discover them on Monday and blog next week 
Join us on Saturday to see what all the buzz is about.
Here is what we are thinking so far as there has been lots of buzz about a few of these...

Saturday September 22, 2018

Newly Discovered Wines

Between 330-630 pm

Black Market Unsanctioned Semillon 2017

Crisp and dry on the palate, with a medium body. This wine has a creaminess to the texture resulting from the barrel aging and lees stirring. Citrus notes of lemon and lime zest, yellow grapefruit and green apple are supported by subtle hints of toasted caramel and vanilla. Beautifully balanced with a long, clean finish.

Howling Bluff Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This new vintage is from the 3 Mile Creek Vineyard.Crisp and fresh, with notes of citrus and nettle on the nose, in addition to the trademark Sauvignon Blanc aromas of pineapple and grapefruit. Pairs beautifully with mussels, clams, oysters, and soft white cheeses.


Arrowleaf Field Collection Red 2016

Medium bodied wine from Lake Country region. This wine spent 12 month in American and French oak and it’s a blend of Merlot and Zweigelt. Expect dry mouth feel with flavours of dark cherry, plum and vanilla.

The Hatch Screaming Frenzy Meritage 2016

This wine has developed a fair reputation for being a big brute, and for serious this might be our best yet. A truly debauched blend of 47% Merlot, 39% Petit Verdot and 14% Malbec. Now you do the math. Is that your final answer? Well, let’s hope you came up with ‘What is a ripe, super textured and powerful wine with oodles of loganberry compote, cinnamon and lavender dusted leather. 

Moon Curser Malbec 2016

This is a medium to full-bodied red wine with a dark inky purple colour. It has intense notes of blueberries, blueberries (yes, we are repeating ourselves here for a reason!) and other field berries dominating the nose. The palate is elegant and fruit-forward with characters of plum, black cherry, sweet leather and oak. The wine has a generous, soft texture backed up with plentiful lush tannins and well-balanced acid. With its strong element of blueberry that is so characteristic of British Columbia Malbec, this wine drinks well right out of the gate, but could also be cellared for over the next eight years.

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