Collection of Fine Wines

 

WHITES

 

Leonard Kreusch 2011 Riesling Auslese – Mosel, Germany

To be classified an Auslese, the harvested grapes must have a high level of grape sugar as measured on a hydrometer. The increased level of grape sugar allows us to produce a wine with greater richness and body, as well as a higher level of residual sweetness.  Well structured, with good depth and complexity. Notes of tropical citrus combine with pineapple and ripe mango to create a deliciously sweet wine. The finish has nice length with a trace of minerality.

 Inniskillin 2016 Vidal Icewine – Niagra Peninsula Ontario, Canada

Harvested at the height of Canada’s crisp winter. Naturally frozen on the vine and then picked when the temperature drops to a frigid -10ºC (14ºF). Only a small amount of concentrated nectar can be squeezed from each bunch. The juice is then slowly fermented at an average temperature of 15ºC (59ºF) to achieve a rich, specialty wine known as Icewine.  Aromatics of tropical fruit including mango and orange dominate, on the palate fruit flavors including peach, nectarine and lemon are balanced by crisp, lively acidity.

 Stags Leap 2007 Karia Chardannay – Napa Valley, California

A cornucopia of aromas emerges from this wine, with apple, white peach and orange blossom joining subtle layers of roasted almond and vanilla cream. Similar flavors are enjoyed on the palate with additional citrus notes. A delicate honey tone is supported by bright acidity all the way through the toasty brioche finish.

 Uppercut 2015 Sauvignon Blanc – North Coast, California

This wine is bright, lush and brims with pure fruit expression. Vibrant aromas of pineapple and citrus leap from the glass. A hint of Asian lemongrass is typical of Sauvignon Blanc. The wines crisp lemon drop finish is like a squeeze of lemon over fresh caught grilled swordfish or marlin.

 Girard 2008 Chardonnay – Russian River Valley, California

The nose suggests fresh apple pie à la mode while the palate shows the bright acidity and citrus structure that coats the palate. Macintosh apple and Bartlett pear with mandarin zest blend with holiday spice on the finish.

 Louis Jadot 2015 Pouilly-Fuisse – Burgundy, France

Emerald gold tones which reflect a wine of finesse and distinction; the tasting is harmonious, fresh, full of flavours with hazelnuts, toasted almonds, grapefruit and lemon aromas.

 REDS

 Seghesio 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel – Sonoma County, California

Scents of raspberries and blueberries intertwined with briar patch spices. Ripe raspberry and blueberry flavors persist with a hint of creamy oak. The 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel possesses a silky and refined texture with a juicy character and juicy acidity. Integrated tannins smooth the finish. Balanced and delicious.

 Chateua Meyney Cru Bourgeois 1998 Red Bordeaux –Medoc, France

The wine is full and fleshy, leather and dark fruit on the nose. Medium bodied, smooth, nicely matured, mellow fruit, salt licorice and resolving/smooth tannins. 

 Fu-Ki Plum – Japan

Fu-Ki Plum Wine is made following a process that has been cultivated for hundreds of years in Japan. Light golden straw color. Lively, fruity, nutty aromas and flavors of maraschino cherry and marzipan with an even, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length honeyed plums finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A sweet fruity plum wine with nice purity of flavor.

 Campo Viejo Reserva 2008 Rioja – Lograno, Spain

85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo.  Ruby-red colour with a golden rim. Bright and deep. Complex aromas. There is a great balance between the fruit (cherries, black plums, ripe blackberries) and the clean nuances coming from the wood (clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut). The nose is further enriched by the aromas that develop during bottle ageing.  Smooth and balanced on the palate with a full, elegant feel and a long, lingering finish.

 Casillero del Diablo 2009 Carmenere –  Rapel Valley, Chile

Crisp plum and berry aromas are a little sharp while the oak element on the nose is drying. The palate is tight and fairly high in acidity, yielding herbal, minty flavors of raspberry and red plum. Short and solid on the finish, but clean and good overall.

 Ken Wright Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley, Oregon

Light and elegant, yet powerfully flavorful, with strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit pushing deep into the palate. It's clean and fresh, with crisp defining acidity, perfect balance, refined tannins and a long finish.