Orange, apricot and pineapple aromas ride over a deep bass note of earth and spice. The earth nearly takes over on the palate, providing a rich, complex counterpoint to the fruit-driven sweetness. Could use a touch more acidity to really make the flavors sing.
This zesty icewine, with its lemon, spice and mineral backbone, offers a light and playful take on the dessert wine coveted by so many worldwide. Delicate and not overly sweet, this shows some restraint and subtlety, lending it to food pairing and solo sipping.
Exuberant and floral on the nose, this Riesling is intense and fruity on the palate, with concentrated apple-jelly and peach flavors. Brightened by lime-inflected acidity, the long finish extends with a delicious waxy streak.
Hints of nut and smoke add savory tones to the concentrated flavors of apple and quince in this balanced and luscious Chardonnay. Dry and full bodied, it has sharp, steely acidity, and a finish that bears a flurry of sweet biscuit notes.
Shows off the exotic musky-spicy side of this grape in its peppery, leathery aromas. Turns tropical in the mouth: papaya and mango are joined by zippy citrus-tinged acidity. Finishes long, with some of the peppery notes returning.
With its aromas of citrus and honey and its exuberant flavors of tropical fruit and toasted spice, this is both pretty and playful. Sweet but full of finesse, the wine has floral element that adds to its allure.
The wine offers aromas of green apple and pears, with a touch of floral spice. On the palate, the character is lively and crisp, with a minerally backbone. The fresh fruit component is elegant and light. A food-friendly wine with a delicate touch.
An impressive effort, with reticent black currant and cassis tones upfront followed by pomegranate in the mouth. There’s good depth of flavor here though the marked acidity and broad tannins require pairing with hearty fare. Better after 2010.