3-6 Sat Feb 23 Inniskillin Tasting Part 2

3-6 pm Saturday Tasting

  • Inniskillin 2008 Marsanne Roussanne
    This 2009 Marsanne Rousanne is a harmonious blend of 60% Marsanne and 40% Rousanne, two classic Rhone varietals. It displays vivid floral aromas with hints of pear and apple. Intense green-yellow in colour and medium bodied, this wine has ripe pear and almond flavours that are well balanced with crisp acidity on the finish.  Try this wine with prawns, lobster, or spinach salad with strawberry and nuts. $19.99
  • Inniskillin 2009 Chenin Blanc 
    This elegant wine displays generous aromas of honey and ripe honeydew. Crisp acidity is balanced with a rich texture and lingering flavours of apple, guava, and pineapple.  This wine pairs well pasta alfredo, scallops or asparagus. $16.99
  • Inniskillin 2008 Pinotage
    This 2008 Discovery Series Pinotage features cherry, raspberry and prune aromas with layers of toasted vanilla. A bouquet of ripe red fruit is accented with spice and firm tannins for a long structured finish $29.99
  •  Inniskillin 2009 Zinfandel
    Our 2009 Zinfandel is deep reddish purple colour, intense red berry and raspberry aromas complimented by some spicy oak notes. Rich berry flavours on the palate layered with toasty oak and soft tannins in the long lingering finish.  This Zinfandel is brilliant all on its own or can be a wonderful compliment to many foods such as grilled and roasted meats; beef, pork and lamb.  $25.99

11 am – 8 pm Thurs Valentine’s Day Surf-n-Turf Tasting

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11 am – 8 pmThursday Feb 14 Feature Tasting

Gray Monk 2010 Odyssey Sparkling White
Served chilled in a Champagne flute, this pale straw-coloured wine provides a lively display of fine bubbles. The aroma is fruity and fresh. On the palate, the wine has a full creamy texture with flavours hinting of citrus fruits and apricots. The finish is crisply refreshing.  $24.99

8th Generation 2008 Chardonnay
The 8th Generation Chardonnay is gently oaked to give enough vanill
and toasty-ness which suites so nicely. Soft, smooth -buttery finish.
Elegant, dry and yet silky.  $19.00

Cedar Creek 2011 Rose
This Rosé is a blend of all our estate Pinot Noir blocks – 9 in total. WHAT WE SMELL Strawberries.  WHAT WE TASTE Great natural acidity. Also strawberries.  WE’D EAT IT WITH Smoked salmon. $17.90

Cedar Creek 2007 Platinum Meritage
“Dark, full and concentrated, this wine begins with aromas of flowers, chocolate and black cherry which carry through on the palate, mingled with fig, cedar and tobacco, with a kiss of spice on the finish. There is a remarkable polish and elegance to this wine. It is a blend of 44% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. 92.” Johnschreiner.blogspot.ca  $39.90

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

3-6 Sat Feb 16 Wines of Bordeaux Tasting

3-6 pm Saturday 

Dunham 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is made from the carefully tended wines from Cover Farms Organics Certified organic vineyard.  Minimal intervention reveal the essence of the wines time and place.  An exciting expression of nature unfolding.  Enjoy!  $19.90

Robin Ridge 2008 Chardonnay
Aromas and flavours of lemon, grapefruit and peach.  The palate is rich and full bodied with balancing acidity and added complexity from fermentation in French oak and less stirring.  $16.90

Ex Nihilo 2008 Merlot
A classic Merlot with a rich ruby-red colour.  Aromas of ripe raspberries, Okanagan cherries, dark chocolate and allspice .  Round soft tannins and subtle use of oak envelope the palate give the wine a smooth. Lingering finish.  This elegant wine is approachable now and whose structure will show added complexities through 2016. $34

Church & State 2008 Quintessential
Gold 2012 Canadian Wine Awards
Gold 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold 2012 New World International Wine Competition
Gold 2012 All-Canadian Wine Championships
Deep crimson in colour, almost inky. Rich black and red fruit on the nose, leads to deep flavours of raspberry, cherry, chocolate and hints of herbs. Mouth feel is rich and full, with delicate fine grained tannins. Long, lingering finish showing cedar and currant. $49.90

3-6 Fri Feb 8 Pink & Pinot Tasting

3-6 pm Friday Pink & Pinot Tasting 

Bella 2011 Sparkling Gamay Noir
Whispers of strawberry, rhubarb, and cranberry mark your first impression, along with a hint of delicate floral. The red berry continues on the palate, along with gentle pink grapefruit, and proceeds to a long strawberry mousse finish. The natural acidity keeps everything light, crisp and clean.  $23.90

Meyer Family 2009 Rose
This beautiful, blush-coloured Rose boasts subtle aromas of raspberries’ and strawberries, rose petals and candied apple with slight mineral character.  The palate is creamy and textured with a backbone of acidity, a favourite for everyone on any occasion.  Light in body and medium dry, this wine has a refreshing style to enjoy with many foods choices; smoked salmon is a particularly good match!  $20

Township 7 2009 Rose
The fresh fruity flavours of a white with the slight tannic effect of a red. What a wonderful combination. The first sniff offers a combination of strawberry and spice. Take a sip and you will find an overall impression of fresh summer berries joined with the slightest hint of rhubarb and peach cobbler. A slightly off-dry wine ready for chilling, for that special occasion or accompany with grilled light meats or spicy Asian dishes. $15.99

Stag’s Hollow 2010 Pinot Noir Renaissance
Silver – 2012 BC Wine Awards
Dark ruby colour, this intriguing wine is multilayered with ripe cherry, bits of oak spice, rich fruit tannins, and bright natural acidity. It is extremely well-balanced and has been made in a relatively intense style, and is something that every true Pinot aficionado should experience.  $35