We've done it again!
BEST SMALL WINERY OF THE YEAR
2013 & 2014
(RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, CALIFORNIA)
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The 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir is decadent, savoury and commanding.
The captivating aromatics offer an intricate fusion of red and dark fruits with key notes of ripe Italian prune plums, wild Alpine strawberries and Bing cherries. Subtly intertwined amongst the juicy notes are clove spice, West Coast forest floor and blackberry bramble. All this is delivered in a richly, layered palate supported by fine grain tannins -- all of which are the hallmarks of a great Pinot Noir.
Exclusively grown in our Desperation Hill Vineyard, the 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir is a well-balanced blend that consists of Dijon clone 828 (33%) which contributes to the dark fruit characteristics; Dijon clone 667 (33%) highlights the earthiness and contributes to the overall structure; and Dijon clones 115 and 91 make up the balance, to enhance the red fruit notes present.
Over the last three years at the Okanagan Best of Varietal competition, the judges awarded our Pinot Noir as the Best Pinot Noir twice and as runner up once. This particular vintage was recently awarded a double gold and the Best Pinot Noir over $25 at the 2014 All Canadian Wine Championships. A great testament to the care and work we put into this varietal. Under careful cellaring, this wine will age gracefully for the next five years.
This vintage is true to our consistent style of power, depth and extreme complexity. The enticing golden hue promises (and delivers!) a wine of elegance wrapped around a multifaceted, intense core that discerning Chardonnay devotees covet year after year from us.
The 2012 Reserve Chardonnay has all the characteristics of the wonderful fruit that the Okanagan is famous for from notes of stone fruits to ripe melons. A luxurious undercurrent of yeasty mystery, minerality and subtle French oak leaves the palate fully satiated.
This is an exceptional Chardonnay style that will age beautifully over the next decade with careful cellaring.
Jeff and Niva Martin come from the Riverina area of Australia, and have been involved with grape growing and wine making since early childhood.
Come for a visit
We are located on the stunning Naramata Bench in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
We look forward to welcoming you to our unique wine shop overlooking Lake Okanagan. This spectacular view was featured on the $100 banknote from 1954 to 1975.
Events @ La Frenz
Saturday September 13th, 2014. 6:30pm
Back by popular demand, we’re dropping our tailgate again to throw THE wine and food event of the year, along with 24 talented Naramata Bench wineries and local restaurants.