• Paul Gregutt

    Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2012

    92 points – “West of the Okanagan valley, Similkameen Valley is being touted as the next great Canadian wine region. If these first releases from Vanessa are typical, they are right on track. This Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cab Franc blend is a supple and sensuous wine, with well-integrated flavors of fig, black cherry, brambly berry, roasted coffee and mocha. It’s sturdy, layered and balanced, with a hint of smoke from aging 18 months in a mix of French and American oak.”

  • Paul Gregutt

    Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2012

    93 points – “For those who want a little funk in their Syrah, this conjures up flavors reminiscent of wines from the Rocks District in Walla Walla. Credit the rocky soil of this Similkameen Valley vineyard, which delivers dense, well-knit flavors of red and purple fruits, smoke, tanned leather, tobacco and licorice. Concentrated flavors of raspberry puree hold down the core.”