We have fewer wines this year than we had in the past, but Russ is enjoying his relatively new career as an aviation writer (Avweb.com,Canadian Aviator Magazine), and making making fewer varieties well is better than making more varieties not as well.
At the top of the list has to be the Marechal Foch, for which we are becoming renowned. The 2006 grapes from the Pratt Vineyard have become a smooth, opaque red wine with lots of cherry and berry flavors and a hint of vanilla with a velvety smooth finish.
Our next best seller is Gewurztraminer "SOLD OUT" , so as far as i'm concerned it rates the next listing. Our 2005 Gewurztraminer is Alsation style. That means we added a little bit of Pinot Blanc to add orchard fruit and apple notes, and some Pinot Blanc that had a bit of nut like complexity for being sur lees. The end result is a Gewurstraminer with a gently muted perfume but dry with an intense spice, lots of fruit, and a soft finish that ends with no taste of bitterness.
The Pinot Noir will be royally upset if it isn't mentioned next. We've got the 2005 in bottles now. These grapes, from a sunny hillside at the Remuda Vineyard in the south Okanagan, have been matured and cajoled into a soft, complex wine with lovely cherry and Read more »