• Tim Pawsey, Quench Magazine

    Vanessa Vineyard Merlot 2014

    91 points – “Brimming with red fruit and raspberry plus earthy and sage hints, with a luscious but well-structured palate of juicy raspberry, mulberry and mocha, underpinned by a wicked streak of Similkameen minerality. Raisin, pepper and spice persisting on the mid-palate through a savoury edged ending.”

  • Rick VanSickle, Quench Magazine

    Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2012

    92 points – “This is a beauty with classic notes of bacon fat, deli meat, leather, blueberry pie, plums, boysenberry and gobs of cracked black pepper and a range of other spices. It is highly complex on the palate, but defined by smooth, silky tannins, rich and savoury dark fruits, pepper and lavish spice notes.”

  • Tim Pawsey, Quench Magazine

    Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2013

    92 points – “Second release shows more varietal character from still young vines, with a splash of Viognier for complexity. Black plum, mocha and cedar notes precede a meaty palate of black fruit, chocolate and pepper notes with some spice and smoke before a lingering end.”

  • Harry Hertscheg, Quench Magazine

    Vanessa Vineyard Syrah 2012

    90 points – “Floral and cedar scents bolt from the glass. Loads of black fruits, leather, chocolate and white pepper flavour. Plush tannins. Finishes with violets, spice and smoky oak.”

  • Tim Pawsey, Quench Magazine

    Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2013

    91 points – “Lifted black fruit, blackberry and cassis precede a plush and well balanced palate of blackberry, black cherry and anise, with well integrated tannins, a pronounced, stony mineral streak and a lengthy, spicy finish.”