• Tim Pawsey, North Shore News

    Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2012

    91 points – “The heat units and lengthy exposure suggest this should indeed be a good site for Syrah. Aromas of damson, mocha and cedar-y notes, followed by a generous palate of black fruit, chocolate and pepper notes, and some smokiness before a lengthy, spicy end, 94% Syrah, 6% Viognier.”

  • Tim Pawsey, North Shore News

    Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2012

    91 points – “Vibrant black fruit with definite cassis on the nose, followed by a plush, though not extracted, well-structured palate of blackberry and anise, with well-integrated tannins, a pronounced mineral streak and a lengthy, spicy finish (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc.) Aged six months pre-blend and 12 months post blend in French and American 60 percent new oak.”