The Embrace 2016


Tasting Notes
This is a light to medium bodied red with delicious aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, dried cherry and spices on the nose. The palate is smooth with bright acidity, gentle tannins and flavours of strawberry preserves with a peppery spice finish.

Winemaker Notes
The 2016 vintage was hot and sunny and the vines produced fruit with very ripe flavours and lower acidity—a great Niagara vintage! A ripasso style wine with Gamay Noir (80%) and Pinot Noir (20%) grapes repassed over the skins and lees of our appassimento red grapes. Fermented in 100% stainless steel.

This wine is intended to be enjoyed young but also has an estimated aging potential of 2 to 4 years.

Wine and Food Pairing
Its smooth tannins and gentle acidity make this wine a natural choice to pair with cedar plank salmon, roasted chicken, salmon or turkey burgers, leg of lamb, fresh tuna and raclette.

Awards and Accolades
88 Points – The Embrace 2016

Rick VanSickle,, April 13, 2018


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Additional Information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 49 x 10 x 7.75 cm