Thursday, February 26, 2009

Marley Farm Kiwi Solera ---Fruit Wine was Never Like This!

We'd never tasted anything like Marley Farm's Kiwi Solera before and neither will you! Made in a solera fashion like sherry (that is, with bits of previous years' vintages finding their way into the final mix), Marley's Kiwi has been going from strength to strength with each passing year, but this year they've reached a new plateau! Wonderful fruit backbone; crisp, perfectly balanced (and we mean perfect) acidity; (16.8%) alcohol in the sherry range... this is the perfect desert wine! (Its maker recommends it with spicy asian food and we agree---only provided you don't mind too much of a great thing!)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Burrowing Owl is Back!

Finally, it's here again!

We've just received our allocation of Burrowing Owl 2006 Chardonnay and 2005 Meritage, and it's already flying off the shelves! Here's what its maker had to say about the Chard:
This wine displays classic stone-fruit aromas of white peach and white nectarine along with hints of orange blossom and rich toasted oak. The flavours continue onto the palate with the stonefruit and oak melding to transform the wine into a complex expression of Okanagan Chardonnay. Texturally, the wine is big and round in the mouth with a soft, viscous mouthfeel and a nutty, warm finish. Drink now through 2010.

And the Meritage:
Aromas of heady, smoky, mixtures of violets, cassis, blackberry, plums, vanilla, cloves, and toasty oak. On the palate, the wine is firm yet subtle, offering big, rich flavours, seamless texture and tremendous persistence of flavours.

Come and get yours while the gettin's good!