White Five Week International Wines
California Chardonnay 4 - 3 – 0
The wine displays captivating flavors of green apple and tropical fruit enhanced by a floral upfront bouquet. Full bodied and straw in colour, this wine develops with age to reveal layers of fruit and integrated oak.
California Reserve Pinot Grigio 4 - 0 – 0
We have added just enough Yakima Pinot Gris to our California Pinot Grigio to elevate the aromatics and finish of the wine to a level above the norm. The nose has a pronounced, refreshing citrus character with a back note of juicy peach. The mouth-feel is crisp with citrus qualities and the overall sensation delightfully lingers through a good finish. Begins to show harmony and balance after a few months and is usually consumed within a year. Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif or with light chicken, fish, or pork dishes. Works well with most Asian foods.
California Reserve Riesling 3 - 0 - 0
California Johannisberg Riesling is lighter and less exuberant than cooler climate Rieslings, but still reflects the bright citrus and ripe fruit character that makes Riesling one of the more versatile white wines. Finished with a Flavour Reserve to balance the wine’s natural acidity and highlight the fruity notes of the wine. An off-dry sensory impression. Serve as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to most foods. Works especially well with Asian dishes, fish, pork, and chicken. Let the wine rest at least 2-4 weeks after bottling. Then serve lightly chilled. Usually enjoyed within 12 months.
California Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 3 - 3 – 0
Juice and concentrate from Lake County produces a fresh, crisp,medium-bodied wine with restrained aromas of gooseberry and lime followed by refreshing light flavours of fruit and a bracing core. We suggest using the French oak as an optional additive. An excellent wine for social sipping, with appetizers, chicken, and fish. A classic pairing with soft goat cheese. Chill and enjoy a couple of months after bottling.
California Reserve White Shiraz (with flavour reserve) 3 - 1 - 0
12 litres of must from California Shiraz which received minimum skin contact is the heart of this wine. An all natural, 230 ml Flavour Reserve (featuring Viognier) is added after fermentation to add body, elevate the aromatics and create a just off-dry finish. The light salmon colour comes from the brief skin contact. The nose has complex layers of honeysuckle, strawberry, apricot, and tropical fruit. On the palate, the wine is smooth and round with notable strawberry flavour and a suggestion of tropical fruit. Don’t confuse this as just another take on White Zinfandel! The wine shows well after a couple months of ageing and is usually consumed within a year. Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif or with light foods. Try it with chicken, salads, desserts, and Asian dishes.
California White Zinfandel (blush) 2 - 0 – 2
This easy drinking blush wine offers fresh floral notes on the nose and palate. It is medium bodied with an attractive display of citrus flavours and a soft, off dry finish.
German Gewürztraminer 3 - 0 – 2
This off-dry wine has bold tropical fruits on the palate and a lovely smooth finish. Our proprietary Süss Reserve Pack, along with elderflowers creates a softly structured, floral wine with balanced crisp acidity.
German Piesporter 3 - 0 – 2
Off dry and extremely aromatic, this easy drinking German classic is packed with a nose of honey and fresh roses. The palate is soft and fruity, offering medium acidic notes with traces of peaches and tropical fruit.
Italian Pinot Grigio 2 - 0 – 0
From one of the wine captials of the world, this Italian Pinot Grigio's deep apple and grapefruit bouquet will entice you. Apples and citrus notes follow through to the palate and lingers with a dry finish. Available for a limited time only.
Ontario Sauvignon Blanc 3 - 0 – 0
Full bodied and very expressive, this wine presents bold herbal tones and fresh citrus flavours. Straw in colour with a refreshing grassy nose, it produces a long and fruity finish.
South African Chenin Blanc 2 - 0 – 0
Called “Steen” when grown in South Africa, this graceful wine is light-bodied with a pale straw colour. The fruity scented nose has hints of green apple and lemon with a subtle floral bouquet rounding out the nose. On the palate the wine is delightfully refreshing.