Fairview Cellars is excited to unveil the completed cellar mural by artist in residence Leza Macdonald. The beautifully crafted barrel cellar scene is painted on the western side of the building and is visible to winery visitors as well as golfers putting on the 1st green at Fairview Mountain Golf Club next door. Leza has plans to beautify more winery buildings as well as host a barrel painting competition in the future.
New releases slated for 2015 include the 2013 Crooked Post Pinot Noir, due for a late-winter release in March. The light colour of this wine is misleading. It is full of flavours like ripe red cherries, cocoa, and dried meat and has a long, lingering finish.
2012 “The Bear”
A Meritage blend, is also due for a March release. Youthful aromas of dark cherries, leather, cinnamon, mint, cocoa, and coffee lead to a full palate of cherries, cocoa, vanilla, and black currants. Zippy acidity and strong tannins will make this a fine candidate for ageing.
A tank sample of the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, highly anticipated among BC’s oyster-lovers, yielded aromas and flavours of white grapefruit, orange blossom, and lemon zest and long finish. Look for it later in the spring.
~ Luke Whittall