Black Bank Hill 2019 Vintage Case


Released exclusively through Archives, Black Bank Hill follow up their splashy début with three new wines. This six-pack offers up an exploration of the second release with a focus on the luscious Cab Franc.


3x 2019 Cabernet Franc:

Foxcroft Vineyard, Twenty Mile Bench VQA.

This is textbook Niagara Cabernet Franc from a revered 'grand cru' Niagara vineyard. This wine also points toward where this varietal is heading in our region.  Displaying the freshness of the vintage and just a seam of its varietal herbaceousness, there is a depth here that arises when paired with red meats. Good now, this wine will become exceptionally graceful after 5+ years in the cellar.

2x 2019 Chardonnay:

Foxcroft Vineyard, Twenty Mile Bench VQA.

A direct follow up to the astounding dèbut 2018 Chardonnay, and from the same 2 rows of vines, but this time with 33% new French oak. The fruit is fresher and acids higher in the 2019 vintage, integrating wonderfully with the oak, producing an even bigger Chardonnay than the first vintage.

1x 2019 Syrah:

Parke Vineyard, Twenty Mile Bench VQA.

Niagara Syrah you ask? Well, absolutely, yes! Normally associated with warmer climes like Australia or California, where it is known as Shiraz, this is a sleeper pick for the future great varietal in Ontario.  Niagara has proven itself capable of refining traditionally jammy-juicy big red varietals into extremely elegant, lean wines that are quickly gaining global repute. Here, this is fully ripened Syrah with a solid tannic structure, a medium body of dark fruit flavours, and notes of black and white pepper that reveal its cool climate breeding.