#FavouriteThings Holdiay Gift Suggestions – Nighthawk Vineyards

#FavouriteThings Holdiay Gift Suggestions – Nighthawk Vineyards

We discovered Nighthawk’s delicious wines at a tasting event held in April of this year. There is definitely something about the wines from Okanagan Falls. So flavourful, acidic (in a good way), fresh and fruity. Everything we look for in a wine.

Nestled close to the lake with an abundance of wildlife and birds, including the nighthawk which visits the vineyard in the early evening hours. Such a special place with wines we enjoyed discovering. These wines are ones we’ve tasted and recommend.

 

Cabernet Franc

Our Cabernet Franc is a flirtatious wine, with hints of ripe raspberries, black currant, dark chocolate, tobacco, and vanilla bean. It has subtle fragrant notes with a charming, aromatic elegance, and a soft but structured mouth feel.

 

Pinot Noir

Our estate grown Pinot Noir features delicate hints of ripe berries,vanilla bean, and the minerality distinctive to our high altitude vineyard.  This complex wine was finished in Tuscan concrete tanks,creating a textured mouth feel.

Tasting Notes

A perfect pairing with roast pork, cured meats, wild mushrooms, or grilled BC salmon.

 

Pinot Noir Rosé

A crisp and lively wine, with hints of raspberry, rhubarb, and a kiss of French Oak, our Pinot Noir Rose features delicate floral notes and minerality, creating a textured mouth feel. 

Tasting Notes

A perfect pairing with fresh BC oysters or crab, cured meats, sharp cheeses, or as a summer patio wine!

 

Gewürztraminer

Our high altitude vineyard imparts aromatic elegance and minerality, distinctive to our Gewurztraminer.  The grapes were hand harvested and sorted followed by a whole berry gravity “crush”, with minimal skin contact.  After fermentation, the wine was racked into stainless where it was cold stabilized, filtered and bottled.

Tasting Notes

This exceptional wine features grapefruit, pineapple, floral notes and spice; it’s smooth on the mid-palate with a crisp long finish.  Pairs well with spicy Asian dishes, roast ham, grilled chicken…or great on its own.   

 

Chardonnay

 The 2016 growing season was exceptionally hot and dry, which made for an amazing vintage of estate grown Chardonnay. Aged for 8 months in French Oak, this delicate wine features aromatic elegance and mineral complexity distinctive to our high altitude vineyard.

Tasting Notes

It is silky and smooth on the mid palate with a crisp long finish.

 

Nocturnus MMXVI

A Bordeaux-style blend of 65% Merlot, 25% Melbec and 10% Cabernet Franc.  

Tasting Notes:

Nocturnus is a decadent full bodied wine featuring highlights of Bing Cherry, black current, plum, toffee and vanilla bean. Aged in French Oak for 19 months. It has smooth tannins and a long luscious finish. Aged in French Oak for 19 months. It has smooth tannins and a long luscious finish.

Tasting notes, remarks, images courtesy of Nighthawk. We received a complimentary tasting to facilitate this feature.

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