This Weekend Wine Tastings!
Quinta Ferreira Winery
Friday 2-6pm with winery rep Jeff
Un-oaked Chardonnay 2010 $19.90
A clean and crisp Chardonnay, this wine exhibits white peach, citrus, bright ripe apple aromas followed by bursts of exotic fruit, melon, apple, lemon and pear on the palate. The smooth acidity frames all the flavours together in this lively refreshing wine with a sumptuous mouth feel. Pair with soft cheeses, salads, and seafood or on its own. Enjoy now and over the next 2-3 years.
Chardonnay 2010 $19.90
A beautiful expression of Chardonnay, this wine was barrel fermented and aged in both French and American oak. We allowed the wine to go through 70% malolactic fermentation, to maintain the acidity and gain some creaminess on the finish. Notes of soft apple mingle with flavours of ripe melon, pear and peach, framed together with tones of vanilla, caramel, coconut and hazelnut.
Viognier 2010 $19.90
This wine was fermented and aged in barrel for 5 months in French and American oak, which exhibits intense aromas of white peach and tropical fruit with an array of different spices and a hint of coconut and vanilla. Delicately balanced with a smooth buttery and spicy finish. Enjoy with cheeses, poultry, or seafood.
Cabernet Merlot 2011 $19.99
A classy and muscular Merlot meets the intellectual, fragrant and spicy Cabernet Franc. This complex but balanced wine shows aromas of vanilla, black cherry, and clove. On the palate the flavours run from tobacco through to black pepper and onto chocolate with intense fruit in between. The bold texture of this wine is mouth filling while the luscious tannins and acidity hold the flavours all together. The long lasting finish allows the flavours to integrate themselves throughout the palate.
Syrah 2009 $29.90
Intense black peppercorn with aromas of violets, blackberry fruit, raspberry jam, and black cherry, make this Syrah stand out from the rest. This well balanced Syrah is enjoyable to drink now and will only get better with some age. The spicy and toasty notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and hazelnut compliment this wine. The soft well rounded tannins allow this wine to flow through its lengthy finish. Enjoy now and over the next 4 years with grilled meats.
Stag's Hollow Winery
Saturday 2-6pm with Winery owner Larry
Viognier 2010 $21.99
Rich aromas of white peaches, apricots, mango, and jasmine flowers carry through to the palate, finishing with pineapple acidity and creamy oak notes. Food Pairing: Pair with Asian spice-influenced dishes that feature scallops or rich oily fleshed fish such as Halibut or Sea Bass.
Chardonnay 2008 $17.99
Estate grown, this Chardonnay has intense aromas of ripe melon, pear and apple. Concentrated tropical fruits fill the palate , finishing lively and fresh with a hint of oak. Food Pairing: Very food friendly, serve with fish, seafood, creamy mushroom risoto or pasta, and chicken dishes.
Sauvignon Blanc 2010 $19.99
Classic aromas of grass, lime, and gooseberries. The palate is full of the flavors of white grapefruit and a touch of tropical Kiwi fruit. Good intensity with a lovely rounded edge and a refreshing, lively finish .Food Pairing:Best with shellfish, goat cheeses, and summer dishes that have been influenced with fresh herb and lemon accents.
Con-Fusion 2010 $17.99
A heady nose of lycee, melon and the perfume of Spring blossoms, leads to a delightful palate of ripe melons, grapefruit, Asian pears and Turkish Delight candy. Con-Fusion is aromatic, fruity and easy to drink. If you are looking for a white wine that most people will enjoy, this could be it! Food Pairing:Best enjoyed well chilled on the patio with sunshine and good friends.
Heritage Block 2008 $24.99
47% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc.
A Bordeaux-style blend, that is full of the supple softness and fruit of Merlot, the firm structure of Cab Sauvignon, and a touch of Cabernet Franc for bouquet. Dominant aromas of prune plums mixed with a touch of sage, tobacco leaves and cedar. Plum flavours carry through and combine with spicy oak notes. Soft tannins and a sweet red licorice flavour lingers pleasantly on the finish. Food Pairings: Try it with grilled meats and firm aged cheeses.
Up Coming Winery Tastings and Events:
At Swirl, we open over 5o new wines each month for you to try before you buy!
Drop by and taste wine with us!
June 29 - 30 - Clos du Soliel