Red Wines

2012 Chosen FEW

"This blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon is from one of Niagara’s superior vintages showcasing dense colour and outstanding depth and breadth of flavour. Alluring aromas abound—cedar and dried herbs, ripe berries, plum and cherries, spiced vanilla and toast. Velvety texture caresses the palate with ripe tannin and clean acidity framing tasty cassis, black cherry and raspberry flavours. Notes of cocoa and spiced toast join a touch of pepper adding warmth to the lasting, dry finish of this medium-full bodied, stunning red. Displaying excellent balance and fine craftsmanship, this is an elegant, cellar-worthy wine showcasing premium Niagara fruit and adroit winemaking. Serve with rare prime rib and tuck a few bottles away to enjoy over the next five or so years." ***** (Susan Desjardins)

"This is a blend of cabernet franc (38%), syrah (37%), and cabernet sauvignon (25%). The “chosen few” are the barrels selected for this wine, which is made only in years considered superlative; the preceding vintage that met the test was 2007. Each variety was vinified and aged 18 months before the blend was made, and it was given some further aging. What this process delivers is a richly textured, well-structured wine, with excellent balance and impressive complexity. The fruit-acid balance is right-on, and the tannins are supple, ripe, and nicely integrated now. It’s a real pleasure to drink and although you can hold it through to 2020 and beyond, I would drink it in the next couple of years, before the secondary flavours start to click in." ***** (Rod Phillips)

“Only made in the best years, this, the 2nd vintage of this wine (the first was in 2007), is truly impressive.  The final blend of 38% Cabernet Franc, 27% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon was a selection of Fielding’s best barrels and there was no fining or filtering whatsoever. Medium to full body; there is a rich texture and lots of smoke, chocolate, dark cherry cassis, blackberry, black pepper/spice and olive. Great length and structure allow it to age another 7 to 8 years.” ~ 92 pts (Evan Saviolidis)

Awards and Accolades
Gold Medal - 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada


This is our second vintage of Chosen FEW, a worthy follow-up to our introductory Chosen FEW made from the ripe and warm 2007 vintage. It is a wine chosen from our best barrels, made in small...

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2012 Fireside Red

Medium red in colour with red berry fruit, toasted oak and vanilla aromas. Midweight on the palate with dark fruit flavours and soft tannins.

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2012 Red Conception

GOLD MEDAL – 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada

“Aromas of dark briary berry, pipe tobacco and graphite open a gorgeous, concentrated river of lively red and black berry fruit, tangy red cherry and rich, black plum compote, coating the palate in grainy-textured waves. It’s medium bodied with a solid tannin underpinning, good balance and structure. This vintage’s blend is 68% Cab Franc, 18% Cab Sauv, 8% Syrah and 6% Petit Verdot. Aerate for two-hours before pouring. It provides excellent value.” ~ Vic Harradine, Wine Writer

The 2012 Red Conception is a unique blend of several Vinifera varietals, crafted separately in small lots before being assembled. The name was inspired by our Tufford Road Vineyard, once a very...

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2012 Syrah

"Involved aromas of espresso roast, exotic spice, roasted herbs and rich, ripe dark cherry/berry fruit jump from the glass. This coats the palate with a seamless gusher of gorgeous flavour—black currant and sweet ripe mulberry mingling with wisps of cassis and bittersweet chocolate. It’s medium-plus bodied with persistent purity of fruit, über creamy-smooth texture and a complex, lingering aftertaste. This is balanced, structured and oozing with charisma and appeal."****1/2 (Vic Harradine, Wine Current)

"From vineyards on St. Davids Bench, this was aged in French and American barrels, a third of them new. It’s an impressive syrah that shows how the variety can perform in Ontario in favourable years. Look for ripe fruit with a little ripe-sweetness at the core and radiating layers of nuanced flavours. The acidity adds some juiciness to the attractive, slightly edgy texture, and the tannins are ripe, sleek, and quite supple. Drink it now and through to 2020."****1/2 (Rod Phillips, WinePointer)

Dense, deep purple in colour with aromas of dark fruit, black pepper, rosemary and toasted oak. Rich on the palate with ripe tannins, good acidity, and a long finish. VQA Niagara Penninsula.

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2013 Rock Pile Red

Medium red in colour with dark berry fruit, spicy oak and dark chocolate aromas. Midweight on the palate with soft tannins and great flavour on the finish.

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