• Natalie Maclean

    Vanessa Syrah 2014

    92 points – “A juicy BC red wine with luscious flavours of black strawberry, anise, violets, smoke and spice. Full-bodied with layers of smooth flavour. Alcohol is high at 14.8%, but the wine can handle it and remains balanced. Polished tannins. Pair with grilled lamb. Syrah food pairings: cassoulet, Beef short ribs with red wine and herbs, Lamb shawarma, Barbecued pork with plum sauce, Moroccan vegetable stew.”

  • Natalie Maclean

    Vanessa Meritage 2014

    93 points – “A robust, complex and layered BC red wine that’s a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with some Merlot grapes. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, espresso and graphite. Decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Meritage 2014

    94 points – “This is 37% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. Each varietal was fermented on its own and aged eight months in barrel. After the final blend was assembled, it aged another 12 months in American and French oak, of which 40% was new. It is dark in colour and bold in flavour. It begins with aromas of vanilla, black cherry and richly spiced dark berries, all of which is echoed on the palate. The finish is generous and long-lasting.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Syrah 2014

    92 points – “The Syrah was co-fermented with 10% Viognier. The wine was aged for 20 months in new and second-use American and French oak barrels. Svelte in texture, the wine begins with aromas of plum and fig. On the rich palate, there are flavours of black cherry mingled with deli meats and spices, along with a touch of black pepper.”