Curated Wine Pack - Red September 2020
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Curated Wine Box - Red
Tightrope Syrah 2017 $36.99
All the grapes for this Syrah were sourced exclusively from the Naramata Bench. It was also co-fermented with Viognier (6-7%), which accounts for its deep colour and floral hints on the nose. This wine was fermented in small lots, of approximately 1 ton each and was cold soaked for 5 days, before fermentation was begun. The wine was barrel aged for 10 months, in mostly French oak, with a small percentage of American oak, for added complexity.
Clos du Soleil Expression 2017 $34.99
Expression is a small lot Malbec dominant blend that is soft and full of fruit and spice, with a classic and elegant structure. The taster is greeted with aromas of crushed black pepper, ripe black cherries, plums and allspice. On the palate the wine is soft and layered, dominated by fresh ripe fruit flavours of cherries and blackberries, and refreshing acidity. This wine is soft, approachable and totally food friendly.
Orofino Gamay 2018 $26.99
This Gamay is an homage to our love affair with Beaujolais. Meant to be highly drinkable and very food-friendly. Drink this all year long at both summer BBQs and with winter braised dishes. It is fermented on the skins and then hand-punched until fermentation is complete. It is then gently pressed off the skins and put into older French barrels. The wine is then carefully racked and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Very minimal intervention throughout the winemaking process. Light in colour and bursting with flavour.
Privato Pinot Noir 2018 $31.99
This vintage is an expression of sun-warmed black and ruby plums, blackberry jam and hints of wild thyme. A lingering soft palate together with approachable tannins add to the elegance of this wine.
Silkscarf Ensemble Red Blend 2017 $39.99
This classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet franc offers a rich and powerful nose dominated by cassis, blackberries, graphite, oak and savory herbs. On the palate, ripe blackberries and cassis interweave with elegant notes of oak spices and elderberry. With signs of bottle development and softening tannins, this wine displays great balance and a lengthy finish.