Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher walks us through the flight of wines he recently tasted.
2011 Chateau Cantelauze
Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. The nose is appealing with cherry, earth, dust, sweet spice, eucalyptus and smoky aromas. Good body with smooth ripe tannins. Pleasing fruit on the palate followed by a medium finish.
2017 Pinot Gris
Very pale straw with light intensity. Pineapple, lime, apples and pears. Well balanced. Tree and tropical fruit on the palate. Medium- long finish. Bright palate cleanser. Only 490 cases produced.
The grapes for this single vineyard wine come from east Kelowna. Straw coloured with medium minus intensity. Apple, pear, oak and butter on the nose. Nicely integrated. Well balanced. Oak slightly dominates the palate (which I tend to enjoy). A medium long finish. Breathing helped the wine to develop even further.
2016 Grüner Veltliner *
Very pale lemon yellow with medium light intensity. A delicate nose showing aromas of lime, melon and mineral. Good balance and mouthfeel. Grapefruit, apple, melon and dried herbs on the palate followed by a medium plus finish.
2014 Stoned (Red)
A blend of Pinotage and Pinot Noir. Garnet red with medium deep intensity. Red fruit, spice, vanilla and dry cocoa on the nose. Good balance with firm tannins. Bright fruit and red berries on the palate followed by a medium plus finish. A good value wine that holds up very nicely.
(All photos except as noted – Sam Hauck)
- 2016 image not available, 2017 image courtesy of Singletree Winery