With the seasons shifting and the leaves changing colour, we tend to also switch our wine preferences (as well as our clothing preferences) as the air gets cooler and the days get shorter. Therapy Vineyards has all of your wine needs covered as we enter into fall. Steve Latchford, who has been the winemaker at Therapy for nine years, has some exciting wines in store for you!
If you haven’t tried Therapy Vineyards fortified wine yet, you simply must. The wine is cleverly named “Freudified” and is a non-vintage Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend fortified with Chardonnay spirits. It started as a one-time production but because of its popularity, they decided to continue production. It is a Port-Style wine with a ripe nose of jam, cassis and black licorice. Flavours of leather and dark fruit finish with a balanced acidity, and notes of tobacco and spice. Try this wine with a rich, dark chocolate dessert or with blue cheese for those with a savoury tooth. You will be surprised to hear, that because of the acidity, this wine also pairs very well with Key Lime Pie.
Therapy Vineyards is also working on expanding the sparkling wine selection to include a Blanc De Noir, a Blanc De Blanc and a Brut! Because every season is a good season for bubbles right? Currently on offer are the 2016 pink Fizzio Therapy Rosé and the 2015 Fizzio Therapy Blanc- both priced at the very therapeutic price of $19.99.
2016 Pinot Noir
A beautifully balanced wine featuring a light cherry colour, this Pinot delivers a nose of vanilla, cloves and red currants that follows onto the palate with toasty oak and red fruit. The finish is smooth and toasty making it a perfect pairing for fall. The fruit for this wine is sourced from Vernon and Naramata and is aged in French and American Oak. Food match this beauty with turkey dinner or a salty tapenade.
2016 Freud’s Ego
Deep raspberry in colour, this wine is matched with black currants, white pepper and leather on the nose. Followed up by toasty oak and dark chocolate aromas, the palate has great focus towards the soft tannins and toasty complexity. The finish is smooth and textured with lots of red fruit that leads to a wine that can be drunk now, or aged for a couple more years.
Blend: 63% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc
by Andrea Dawn Thomas