2011 Chardonnay (McLean Creek Vineyard)
Okanagan Falls, BC
Lemon yellow in colour with medium intensity. Toast, butter, apple and citrus on the nose. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. Varietal character on the palate and a medium-long finish.
2010 Chianti Rufina (Sangiovese)
Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva
Garnet red in colour with deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of plum, pepper, spice and vanilla. Good balance with red fruit on the palate and a medium finish.
This is a good value, everyday Chardonnay. Pale straw in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose displays aromas of delicate apple, citrus and toast. Good balance with pleasing fruit and oak flavours on the palate with a medium-short finish. Pair this up with a roast chicken dinner.
2012 Pinotage (Reserve)
The View Winery
The View does a very good job with its Pinotage wines. This reserve is garnet red in colour with medium-deep intensity. The nose shows aromas of cherry, spice, earth and chocolate. Well balanced and the flavours follow the nose. A medium-long finish, with lingering fruit. Serve this with pork tenderloin, duck or mushroom risotto.
Very pale straw in colour with light intensity. Toast, apple and lime aromas on the nose. Crisp and refreshing with good balance. The flavours echo the nose with a medium finish. A good value Chardonnay to serve with white fish.