• 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.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    92-94 points – “This wine is scheduled to be released in September. Decanting is recommended to allow the rich texture to emerge. The wine begins with classic mint and black currant aromas. On the palate, there are flavours of black currant and blackberry with coffee and dark chocolate on the finish.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Cabernet Franc 2015

    93 points – “This wine was fermented and aged 20 months in French oak (30% new). The brambly blackberry aromas mingle with notes of coffee, cherry and toasty oak. Dark fruit flavours of figs and dates framed by vanilla and spice coast the palate.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Rosé 2017

    91 points – “This is a blend of 67% Merlot and 33% Syrah. Limited skin contact captured a delicate and appealing hue. The wine has aromas of cherry and raspberry leading to flavours of strawberry and watermelon. It is balanced to finish cry and crisp.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Viognier 2017

    93 points – This is a ripe and luscious wine, the result leaving the grapes on the vines to mid-October for maximum flavour development. Apricot and peach aromas jump for the glass and lead to flavours of ripe apricot and guava. Good acidity keeps the flavours fresh. The finish goes on and on.

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Cabernet Franc 2015

    92 points – “This is a delicious wine, with brambly aromas and flavours, including blackberry and black cherry. The texture, with long ripe tannins, is generous and approachable.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Vineyard Merlot 2014

    92 points – “This is the first single variety Merlot from Vanessa. The wine shows good concentration, with aromas of black currant, black cherry and spice, all of which is echoed in the dried fruit flavours on the rich palate.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank 2014

    93 points – “This is a rich, full-bodied Meritage anchored with Merlot in the classis right bank style of Bordeaux. The flavours of plum, black cherry and cassis simply enrobe the palate with luscious fruit.”

  • John Schreiner

    Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2013

    92 points – “This is 91% Syrah co-fermented with 9% Viognier in the classic style of the Rhone. This wine has been aged 18 months in French and American barrels, again 60% new. Powerful aromas explode from the glass: white and black pepper, gamy red fruit, chocolate and licorice. All of this is echoed on the palate, along with flavours of plum, figs, black olives and leather.”