The nose is intense and aromatic with more oak derived aromas initially, with pronounced smoky, charred wood and cured meat tones.
With aeration and warmth, the subdued fruit tones come to the fore with dark berries [plum, black and blue berry], with additional notes of bitter chocolate, violets and dried herbs. A compelling a complex nose that changes in the glass.
Make no mistake, this is a big wine, it is bone dry with luscious tannins and a long and lengthy finish. It has good grip, showing little astringency and the oak is well balanced with the acidity and the fruit of the wine. The palate is dominated by dark berries with secondary flavors of espresso, black tea and pencil lead or graphite.
Beautifully dark and inky in color, with no signs of sediment.
The nose is beautifully aromatic with primary tones of white pepper, Provencal herbs and violets. With additional time in the glass, aromas of cherry, spices, graphite, black tea and smoke start coming out. This wine is aromatically complex and intricate. This Cabernet Franc is full bodied with initially lots of oak derived flavors of charred wood, clove, spice and mocha. With additional oxygenation, you get the beautiful spicy and pepper flavors associated with this varietal with secondary flavors of dark berries and chocolate.
The palate is quite grippy, the tannins are present but there is little astringency and bitterness. As big as this wine, there is a vibrancy and brightness due to good acidity levels. This is beautifully balanced and poised although a bit linear at the moment, requiring some time to fully reach its potential.
A dry wine comprised of 71% Viognier and 29% Vidal Blanc, fermented and matured exclusively in stainless steel tanks. The nose is initially fruit forward with cantaloupe, melon and apricots, turning to more baking spice aromas with warmth and aeration. The flavors are centered around a core of yellow fruit, with good acidity creating balance with the long and weighty finish.
A pale color showing 100% clarity.
The nose is quite pronounced showcasing citrus tones, green fruit as well as subtle stone fruit tones
The palate is light and approachable.
Pair with shellfish, oysters on the half shell or goats cheese.
A dark wine with bright Ruby Rim, dense and dark at the core. The nose is expressive, showing Red fruits, dark fruits, some oak derived tones and then some floral [Violet, Lavender]]
The nose is quite layered and complex.
The palate has great entry with bright red and black flavors. The palate extends towards the back, where you pick up the medium bodied but fine-grained tannins, while the finish is quite long and lengthy.
This is a lovely, well balanced wine that drink beautifully now but will improve over the next 3-4 years.
Pair this with hard cheeses, braised meat dishes and fatty fish dishes.
Dark Ruby in appearance, with aromas of black cherry, black plum, black currant, mocha, coffee, with some smoky or meaty undertones.
The plate is medium bodied and is bone dry.
There is some additional flavors of toast and milk chocolate along with the aromas.
This wine may benefit from 1-3 years in the bottle.
A style of wine that is meant to be enjoyed young, either on it’s own or with smoked or spicy meats and hard cheeses.
A tank fermented and matured Viognier, blended with 14% Vidal Blanc. The nose is floral, with underlying tropical notes of pineapple and papaya. The palate is richly textured, but with enough acidity to keep this wine bright and lively. The finish is long and lengthy with just a touch of sugar imparting sweetness on the finish. A perfect wine to pair with spicy asian foods, or grilled seafoods such as salmon and grouper
Les Vents d'Anges (L.V.A.), "the wind of angels" is a tribute to Genevieve de Beaubien, M.D., the beloved sister of Al Schornberg, owner of Keswick Vineyards. Pronounced the same as vendanges or "harvest", the label is a French play on words named by the matriarch of the Schornberg family, André. The wines bottled under this label are typically young wines made to be enjoyed in the moment and are very fruit forward and light in body.
The wine is gold in color, 100% clear with no sediment. The nose is amplified and rich with primary tones of honey, beeswax, ripe mango and apricot. Secondarily you get a touch of spiciness and floral components.
The palate is weighty and heavy without being cloying due to the elevated acidity of the wine. The oak is well integrated creating a wine that has balance and layers of flavors. The palate is sweet but again the acidity of the wine ensures this is not flabby, but rather racy and bright.
The finish is long and length without any bitterness or astringency.
A wine that I would serve extremely cold, paired with cheeses or desserts.
Dark Ruby red in color, with perhaps some purple tones. Beautifully extracted, showing no signs of sediment.
The nose is beautifully fragrant and floral with sweet ripe berries, violets, dried herbs, cedar, and pencil shavings. Beautifully complex and intricate and ever changing which is to be expected from a young wine. With some aeration, the shows a touch of leather or pipe tobacco.
The wine shows lovely acidity on the front before transitioning to the mid and back palate, showing ample tannins that are supple and silky. This wine has plenty of fruit, dominated by plum, black and boysenberry. The finish is long and drying that suggests this wine needs a few more years in the bottle to fully integrate.
This is not a massively extracted wine, it showcases more elegance and restraint and is perhaps more reminiscent of an Old-World version.
The wine has a pale straw color with perhaps a greenish tinge to it. The nose is beautifully expressive with aromas of wet stone, flint, matchstick, citrus and stone fruits, and upon aeration and warmth, you get more topical nuances and perhaps a touch of butterscotch or caramel from the oak.
The palate is lively and vibrant with a good core of acidity on the entry with flavors of red apple skin, green apple, lemon, citrus and stone fruits. The oak provides some texture and weight with the finish quite long and length, but the influence of the barrel is kept to a minimum. This wine shows more tension and vivacity than previous years and showcases a style that we will be pursuing in the future.