|Posted on 24 February, 2017 at 19:20||comments (2)|
If you haven't tried the most recent addition to our current wines, 2013 Cabernet Franc, you really must purchase a bottle. It is available to taste in our wine tasting room at the winery if you don't want to take my word for it. At only $44 per bottle it's a great value high quality wine that will boost your spirits when you taste it. Carlos has done it again. This wine is so smooth and well-balanced, with beautifully integrated fine tannins, French oak finesse and flavours of fresh, perfect...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 31 January, 2017 at 19:00||comments (0)|
Winemaker's dinners at Blackwood Lane are always a great occasion. Each year we host a dinner to help Carlos celebrate his birthday in January, and we occasionally put on one or two throughout the year. If you enjoy eating creatively designed dishes, along with delicious wines, you must plan to attend at least one of these specal dinner events.
This year we featured a four course dinner prepared by Janik, a food passionate Chef, who has extensive cooking experien...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 November, 2016 at 19:30||comments (0)|
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC!
Wine, pizza and a guitarist strumming out romantic melodies! What more can you ask for?
This past Saturday Toby Beaulieu joined us in the Solarium to serenade our guests with beautiful music. He added a soft, romantic air to the winery while our guests relaxed and visited with each other. Our mini bistro pumped out homemade pizzas, papaya bruschetta, and a decadent chocolate mousse infu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 31 October, 2016 at 0:30||comments (0)|
We really got into the spirit for this year's Halloween Party at Blackwood Lane. It was amazing! Guests arrived in imaginative costumes to be rivaled by the best! Up for the prize for best costume was a bottle of 2008 Reference! Our Premium Bordeaux blend ($150/bottle)! We had Darth Vader, The three little pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, a Wine Fairy and Autumn Fairy, Crocodile Dundee, an awesome skeleton, Superman in cognito, kitty cats...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 February, 2016 at 18:55||comments (1)|
Thank you to all of our Friday Night guests who brought a great line-up of contending wines for our latest Friday night wine challenge at the winery! We tried a couple of Spanish wines, a Rhone Valley, a Californian Cab and an Italian wine. These are my tasting notes:
2009 Rioja “Roda” Reserva, DOCa, made from 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano grapes. Meaty, plummy aromas and flavours of sweet red plums, raspberries and Red Del...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 January, 2016 at 19:25||comments (0)|
Sometimes working at a winery is as glamorous as it sounds. When you get to try a special wine that is pulled out of the dusty cellar, you may as well admit you're pretty spoiled!
This time the wine was an aged Riesling -- a 2007 Blackwood Lane Riesling made from grapes grown in an Oliver vineyard to be exact. This wine is medium gold in colour, showing its eight years of age. The nose is complex and sweet with soft notes of p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 17 December, 2015 at 18:20||comments (0)|
What would you like for Christmas?
A bottle of Alliance or Reference you say??
This is a great time to come to the winery to purchase your favourite Blackwood Lane wines, as during the month of December our wines are on sale! Take 25% off the regular price of Alliance, Reference, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Until Christmas we also have a rare addition to our list of wines available, and that is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Limited Edition. What a scrumptious wine this is too! It...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 December, 2015 at 18:55|
Here are the tasting notes for our recent Alliance vertical 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008. We were very happy to have had a few of our cherished Wine Club members join us to give their thoughts on each vintage as well. Alliance is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Our first Blackwood Lane wine! The 2004 offers a mature nose with soft aromas of chocolate, cassis, black fruit, leather & graphite. This wine is smooth an...Read Full Post »