Creekside Estate Winery
Iconoclast Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon VQA
Creekside Estate Winery opened in 1997 in small-town Jordan, Ontario. The Winery is run by a passionate (some say fanatical) group of industry veterans who have decades of experience.
This is the third time we’ve made this blend, and the first vintage where Sauvignon Blanc plays the dominant role. We’re starting to understand how to grow the Semillon at Fruithaven in Four-Mile-Creek , and we have a long intimate relationship with the Sauvignon Blanc off our Backyard Vineyard. We know just the right time to pick to get the flavours just right. While we love the two as stand-alone varietal wines, there’s no doubt with this one that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Gold - Ontario Wine Awards
Bright medium straw colour. Attractive, intense, complex, gently toasty, shy lemon meringue nose with lots of mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, very faintly toasty, gentle lemon meringue flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, slightly citrusy finish. Recommended by Vintage Assessments! A Best Buy. Score - 90. (Michael Vaughan, vintageassessments.com, May 25, 2019)
An intriguing, atmospheric walk through the fields on a warm fall day: sweetgrass, honeysuckle flowers, and lemon thyme, complete with a beeswax undertone from the Semillon. The wax appears again on the lucious palate which focuses back into a citrus and herb finish.
Creekside Estate Winery Iconoclast Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon VQA