My first Canadian wine and it is a doozy. Light purple with plenty of fizz to it. This is a wild, untamed wine and you get that message right from the start. The barnyard funk is immediate and deep. Earth and forest woodland is all over this with fresh blueberries and raspberries. The spice is warm and there’s a sense of pine nuts and mushrooms. Wild funky stuff.
Mostly Cabernet Franc with some Pinot Noir from Niagara, this is avant-garde stuff. You could try to write it off as natural, or Beaujolais like, but that doesn’t really cover it. It’s clear that this is the work of someone who knows what the hell they’re doing, absolutely nothing amateurish here. As wild as it is there is nice structure here, this is not at all a lazy wine. Complexity is abundant with menthol and untamed red fruit notes. Sit with this one for a while. Let it breathe, let it speak to you. You will be rewarded. Very unique. — 9 days ago
Went with red meat and chicken. — 2 months ago
I pulled this out of the cellar a couple of weeks ago and never got around to drinking it. Lazy thing that I am, rather than look up which shelf it belonged on, I just left it in the box on the floor in the basement, but tonight I needed a wine to go with dinner and there it was calling out.... “Driiiiink Meeeeeee.” So now I’m swimming in a blissful little pond of strawberry and cranberry tinged with dried herbs and the light woody bitterness of juniper. There’s a lovely savory note that lingers in the finish with gauzy wispy tannins that you don’t notice unless you’re really paying attention. Great acidity, and just a lovely presence. Yum! — 2 months ago
After our little vacation (what a pleasure and luxury after the year we’ve all had) it’s back to home cooking and drinking, and this bottle was sitting aside in the cellar because I was too lazy to reshelve it after pulling it out a few weeks ago and not getting around to drinking it. It smells of dusty dried sage and other herbs with a touch of cedar and red fruits beneath. Exceedingly silky, with dashi and miso notes mixing with raspberry and dried herbs that have this lovely aromatic sweetness that lingers with the herbs in the finish. Very pretty. — 17 days ago
Opened 4 years after the first bottle. The change is unbelievable and it rememberd me why I bought it. Drunked on a lazy sunday afternoon with no food pairing. — 2 months ago
I got the 2019 ....Traditionally excellent ! ... Aromatic, dark cherry, coffee, pine, wild flowers, eucalyptus, peppery, smoky, mineral, humid volcanic goodness ... Bold and round I don’t give it a 10 bec of the short punch that let you wishing for more... This is the taste of a Lazy afternoon siesta under vineyards next to the sea... — a month ago