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Here is a remarkable portfolio of wines from Black Hills offering special shipping incentives:
The 2017 vintage of Roussanne opens with nuances of ripe, juicy pear. Served in a wide-mouthed Montrachet glass, the wine shows aromas of golden apple, baking spices, and subtle Meyer lemon. This wine has a rich mouthfeel and flavors of poached pear, marzipan, and lemon. Drink now and enjoy with cheesy risotto topped with spring peas and seared scallops.
2017 Ipso Facto
The 2017 vintage of Ipso Facto is a blend of Syrah & Merlot, with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon as well. The nose opens up with aromas of bright raspberry and Bing Cherry, followed by a dusting of crushed violets. The palate echoes with notes of ripe cherry, black tea and cocoa on the finish. This elegant wine is structured with beautiful acidity and medium tannins that call for dishes with fresh tomato and soft cheeses.
2018 Cellar Hand Red
The 2018 Cellar Hand Red is a medium-bodied blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carmenere. The nose opens with intense notes of blackberries, plums and shows subtle aromas of tomato leaf with black pepper. A first sip reveals concentrated flavours of ripe black cherry and plums with hints of vanilla spice. Velvety tannins and mouthwatering acidity result in a wine that is approachable in its youth. This wine would pair perfectly with rack of lamb or stuffed portabello mushrooms. This vintage is ready to enjoy today or be cellared for up to 5 years.
Vibrant deep ruby in colour, the 2017 Tempranillo is packed with cassis and ripe blueberry aromas, along with a hint of fresh cream. The youthful fruit expression is complimented by subtle savory notes, such as white pepper, licorice and bay leaf. Maturation in seasoned French oak barrels has allowed the essence of the Tempranillo grape to shine through. Its rich concentration, combined with ample ripe tannins suggests this wine can continue to evolve over the next decade, making it a great candidate for cellaring.
Following a long cold spring and late start to the growing season, the 2017 summer was both warm and dry, resulting in small and highly concentrated berries. A cool August and September followed, which allowed the grapes to retain intense fruit aromatics and fresh natural acidity. Due to the slow cool weather after veraison, each parcel of fruit was allowed a long ripening period, leading to impressive flavour and tannin maturity.
The 2018 Viognier shows intense ripe peach and nectarine aromas alongside floral notes and hints of exotic spices. The palate shows a textural creamy richness so typical of the variety, but the wine remains crisp due to its refreshing acidity. Ripe stone fruit and candied citrus peel shape the palate, while a warming spice note continues through the finish.
Ripe raspberry and black cherry aromas are intense and well defined in the 2017 Syrah, and they are joined by hints of freshly cracked black pepper. On the palate dark chocolate and sweet baking spice notes combine seamlessly with the fresh berry fruit flavours. The palate shows all the best aspects of the 2017 growing season through its rich concentration, fresh acidity, and fine silky tannins.
2017 Nota Bene
Unmistakably Nota Bene on the nose, the 19th edition of our flagship wine shows cassis, dark berry and cherry aromas, alongside notes of cedar and dark chocolate. Fresh berry fruit and French oak flavours shape the palate, with additional complexity coming from hints of mint and sage. Silky and elegant tannins and a creamy texture result in a wine that is approachable in its youth, while its impressive richness and concentration will allow evolution and further complexity over the next 12-15 years. Ample fresh acidity frames a long fruit driven finish.
2017 Pinot Noir
Sourcing grapes from multiple sites across the Naramata Bench has resulted in a wine with great complexity, and lead to a true and pure expression of this premium Pinot Noir sub-appellation. Pure red cherry and ripe raspberry aromas combine with mushroom and earthy notes, so typical of the variety. There is a blanket of fine tannins on the palate, and fresh acidity frames a long and balanced finish. Well integrated French oak spice adds another layer, and hints of violet evolve with more time in the glass. Ready to drink now, this wine will also reward a further 3-5 years in the bottle.