3-6 pm Feb 15 Varietals of the Rhone Valley

3-6 pm Friday Varietals of the Rhone Valley

Perseus 2010 Viognier
Intensely aromatic, weighty, and lush, find orchard blossoms and peach aromas on the nose. On the palate is red peppercorn, lilac and subtle cardamom spices, juicy tangerine and apricot flavours, with an impression of sarsaparilla on the finish.  Pair with Asian dishes, strong cheese, or perfectly paired with simple lobster, chicken or white fish.  $21.90

Marichel 2010 Splitrock Viognier
This wine has sparkling acidity, stone-fruit aromas and tropical flavours in the classic Viognier Style $24.90

Hillside 2008 Syrah
Opens with black raspberry and notes of clove and vanilla bean which interweave with blueberry, pomegranate and a touch of cardamom on the palate. Elegant fine-grained tannins lead into a graceful juicy finish. . . . there’s a vanilla underpinning here. . . a complement to the dark-berry fruit and chocolate flavours. There’s also a dusting of coffee and spice for good measure. Duck breast would like it. $23.99

Mission Hill 2010 Reserve Shiraz
The 2010 Shiraz shows intense aromas of white pepper, smoked meat, black raspberry and cocoa. The palate is full bodied with notes of cherries, blackberries and an exotic spice note. The Reserve Shiraz has been aged in French and American oak for 11 months. $22.99