"A classic Mosel Riesling, the Fish label (named from the fish that adorns the label, created by local Johanna Waldorf, a friend of owner/winemaker Johannes Selbach's, whom he visits when coming to Vancouver) is a consistent white, which over-delivers. The 2019 is described by snappy green apples and lime, peach pit and wet stone with delicate floral undertones. Like the nose, the palate is bright and pretty; expect a slick texture and focus and precision with a racy lemon-lime finish."
Daenna Van Mulligen | Oct.2021
Great example of this classic Burgundian white. “Fresh, supple, stylish. Yellow apples and lemon curds, honey, acacia, tangerine and fresh mountain stream aromas morph into a velvety and weighty palate with an almost oily texture. Supple and stylish with impressive depth and persistence”. Winescores
July 27, 2020
90 pts. WineScores.ca
"The back label explains the curious name of this estate and the Frenchman who once owned it. He'd spent time in Canada some two hundred years ago and was so taken with our homeland he brought the name back to France.
The Chateau is located 15 kilometers north of Bordeaux.
I review this wine year after year, and see its variations.
The 2018 suggests chocolate covered cherries, vanilla, pipe tobacco and baking spices with lashings of cedar and dried rose petals. Cocoa, espresso, spice and charred oak flavours are layered with dusty plums. It's a classic wine; this vintage has notable grip and a toasty/savoury character.
Daenna Van Mulligen | Feb.2021
Classic, fresh, savoury - consistently a classic example of Cabernet Franc, this Les Epinats 2018 is riper than the previous vintage and suggests smoked plums and ripe cherry, baking spice, white pepper, cocoa, grilled andouillette, leather and tealeaf. The palate is a muddle of red fruits cocoa, spice and savoury/salty flavours. Good length and freshness; starting to show tertiary flavours. A wine made better with food and with a slight chill. Winescores.ca | August, 2020