• 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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, 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.”

  • 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.”