#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions | Dessert, Icewine, port style & Fortified

“In this series we bring you our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions which we personally recommend”

It seems this year, more than any other, that fortified, port style, dessert and icewine are taking centre stage. Here I bring all these special wines in one place. Enjoy!

Mayhem 2018 Fortified Gewürztraminer

Picked at 24 brix on October 13, 2018 from Cellarsbend Vineyard in Naramata.  The grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented down to 19 brix before being fortified with 93% alcohol.  This was then put to barrel and spent twenty months aging in barrel, including one summer spent outside in the heat oxidizing and concentrating all complexities and flavours.  It was removed from barrel, sterile filtered and bottled in June 2020.

On the nose there are nutty caramel note with an underlying candied fruit. On the palate again you’ll find candied fruit, ginger and cinnamon along with tropical undertones.

Nighthawk 2019 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer   

Tasting Notes

We invite you to savour this decadent dessert wine which features fragrant hints of candied grapefruit, rose petal, honey and spice.

$39.90 available online

Pentage Dessert Holiday 6 Pack

Our DESSERT holiday gift pack is perfect this time of year when you are looking for a little something sweet after dinner but too full to eat anything else!  Serve these wines on their own as a sipper or… wow your guests and serve them up in small chocolate cups.

Bench 1775

Paradise Ranch 2014 Sauvignon Blanc VQA Icewine

Best of Class

BEST OF CLASS ~ 2017 Savor NW Wine Awards
GOLD ~ 2017 NorthWest Wine Summit

Pale gold in colour, this Paradise Ranch 2014 Sauvignon Blanc VQA Icewine is an intense concentration of pure sauvignon blanc varietal character. Aromas of ripe goose berries, meyer lemon and ripe kiwi flood your senses, and the flavor is intense gooseberry, green apple skin and lemon pineapple.

This delightful wine can be enjoyed alone, with soft sharp cheeses, vanilla ice cream and almond biscotti.

Wine lovers will be pampered by sweet softness and juiciness.

Paradise Ranch 2014 Sauvignon Blanc VQA Icewine has so much quality, and still at the foot of its rise!

$59.42 available online

Skaha 2018 Cabernet Franc Icewine

Our Cabernet Franc Icewine is crafted from 100% estate grown Cabernet Franc grapes. Smooth and viscous with an explosion of fresh raspberry and starwberry jams, fig marmalade and huckleberries with a rich cassis finish.

\Spectacular on it’s own or pair with anything chocolate.

Skaha 2018 Merlot Icewine

Our Merlot Icewine is crafted from 100% estate grown Merlot grapes, it is smooth and viscous with sassy notes of fresh strawberry jam, huckleberries and butterscotch.

Brilliant served on it’s own, or with chocolate or fruit topped cheese cake.

Skaha 2016 Flying Change (vintage port style)

Flying Change is100% Merlot, single vineyard Vintage, port-style wine. Aged 22 months in French oak barrels.

Silky smooth on the palate with unbridled flavours of plum, dried fruit, and spice. Espresso and rich dark chocolate prance on the finish.

Pair with blue cheese, dried fruits, nuts, or dark chocolate.

Skaha 2015 Rogue (Madiera port style)

Rogue is a fortified Merlot Madeira style with rich amber colour, a silky smooth mouth feel along with aromas and flavours of butterscotch, raisin, ripe cherry and nut.

Pair with blue cheese, butter tart, or dark chocolate.

Tasting notes and Pentâge images are courtesy of the wineries. Images MyVanCity. I received complimentary bottles of wine to facilitate this feature.

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