The chardonnay was very dry, so for those of you who prefer a dry wine, this would be a fantastic wine to try. The tasting notes from the wine maker are as follows:
Aromas of vanilla, almonds and lemon citrus. Flavours of spiced baked apple,
banana, toffee and butterscotch blend nicely with subtle hints of vanilla and
toasty French oak on the palate. The creamy, complexity of this wine is due to
partial malolactic fermentation with minimum oak aging.
They also had some culinary notes regarding food pairings that I thought would also be helpful for you:
A great reception wine paired with smoked salmon, oysters and a variety of
soft to medium cheeses. Try with linguini and roasted red peppers in a cream
sauce or baked salmon.
Next up is a 2007 Syrah from the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. This is a very full-bodied red. The complexity of the flavours and the nice fruit and spice notes will draw in most any wine drinker.
The wine maker's tasting notes are as follows:
This wine shows a dark plum core with a black cherry rim. It contains aromas
of ripe black berries, along with plum and black pepper notes and a slight hint
of vanilla and spice. The palate continues to show the plum and blackberry
flavours along with smooth, elegant tannins and lively acidity. The wine has
great length and balance and decanting would only increase your enjoyment. Drink
now through 2015.
Hope this gives you some ideas for wine selections this weekend! Enjoy your long weekend and remember to take time to relax and enjoy the last bit of summer. Next week fall starts and many people are headed back to school or back to work after vacation... back to real life. So here's to enjoying a fantastic long weekend with friends and family! Cheers!