2015 Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay – Vintages 172338 – $24.95 – **** – The short note – this is the best Triomphe Chardonnay that I can remember. The long – Aromas are spicy and layered over apples and peach. This wine opens up on the palate with nice weight and texture. Flavours match the nose but an added floral note makes this wine remarkably complex especially for the price. You can expect to find this wine in my house frequently as long as I can get it.
2016 13th Street Gamay Noir – Vintages 177824 – $19.95 – ***½+ – There’s something funky on the nose of this wine. This funk is layered over red cherry and a spice note … but it’s something interesting and inviting. When this wine opens up on the palate it reveals with nice concentration juicy, ripe cherry and a peppery note on the finish. This checks the boxes of what you would expect from a great gamay but brings something a little wild and unexpected. Great acidity brings up the finish and smooth tannin keeps this easy drinking. Enjoy immediately or allow to age for 3-5 years.