We were asked to write tasting notes for our wines because, well, that’s just the thing you do when you have wine to sell. So, we sat down, as asked, to write the obligatory notes. What happened? Well, they all started to sound stuffy and forced. Honestly, how many times do you want to read or hear about “aromas of fresh peach and white flowers followed by a palate of lemon and stone fruit”? We think it is 100% irrelevant what we smell and taste in our wines. We want to hear what you are experiencing – even if you don’t like the wines. Often, constructive criticism is most useful and we promise not to throw you out! Please tell us what you think – the beauty of wine is that there is really no correct answer. Come and taste with us – we can’t wait to hear what you smell and taste and what you think. And just in case you are not able to join us in the tasting room but would like to take a chance and order our wines online and have them delivered to your door, here are a few words from our perspective to give you a hint:
Viognier – Some people oak Viognier, some blend it and some leave some residual sugar. We did none of those things. Our Viognier is a light, dry wine with a subtle nose and lemony herbaceousness. When we think of wine, we think of food so think shellfish, seafood and fish tacos.
Really Rousanne – most often used for blending, we have bottled ours as a standalone Roussanne. A dry start and finish with explosive fruit through the middle, our Roussanne also has lovely texture. Think summer salmon and halibut or a cheesy vegetarian quiche.
Living the Dream Rosé – we have attempted to make a Provencal-style Rosé. Light in colour, light on the palate and a dry finish all combine to give us a really refreshing summer sipper. Think patio snacks – fresh cut salsa and chips or a bowl of nuts or olives.
Gorgeous Gamay Noir – a beautiful garnet colour may lead you to believe this wine is light and although not super heavy, there is lovely weight with bright, cherry acidity. Think all manner of duck or, if like me, you cannot cook duck, roast a chicken or stir up some beef stroganoff.
One More Thing Cabernet Merlot – this is a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Again, big aromas invite you to smell over and over. Rich and round with a long, smooth finish, this is our heaviest wine. Think steak covered in S&P and flash grilled or big, strong cheeses or even a deep, dark chocolate cake.
Seriously Syrah – our Syrah’s heady aromas will have you taking a sniff before every sip. She is lush without being heavy and she is fruit forward but not sugary. Think any type of food at all – if you can eat it, it will pair with this Syrah. Or, if you like to drink your dessert, have a glass after the dishes are done.
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