Made with grapes sourced from 40-year-old bush vines, this Chenin boasts savory herb notes alongside the creamy peach, fig and sweet lime fruit. The medium-weight palate shows well-integrated oak notes that complement the earthy, herbal character. The texture is somewhat nervy now, but this should really start to shine from 2014 on.
Vanilla, honey, citrus and spice aromas lead this luscious white blend from Bellingham. On the palate, vanilla, lemon and creamy white fruit all mingle in a round, integrated character, but are spun with spice. A pretty, appealing white with something for everyone.
A layered nose with aromas of grapefruit, lemon and flowers is the start of this poised and pretty white. Crisp acidity, great balance and fresh, approachable fruit come together to offer an elegant, reliable sip. Pair with spicy foods, grilled fish or salads.
Here’s a big, rich Chenin boasting developed notes of honeydew, tropical fruit, peach preserves and soft spice. Medium-full in the mouth with good balance and a lengthy finish. The palate shows a hint of petrol along with fresh red apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon and honey. With 2,500 cases imported, drink now and, at this price, often.
With its mélange of Verdelho, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Rousanne and Chenin Blanc, this layered white offers something for most palates. On the nose, citrus, flowers and tropical fruit lead, followed by flavors of soft but vibrant fruit balanced with a citric, minerally zing. Complex but refreshing.
This is a lush and enticing wine with notes of black berry liqueur, crushed violets, black cherry and a touch of cigar box. The mouthfeel is creamy and full with robust fruit flavors carrying through to the long finish. Sexy and very drinkable now, so drink up and enjoy!
Peach aromas waft from the glass, mixed with vanilla spice. The palate is light, with flavors of white peach and orange peel, and good acidity. Finishes with a dash of oak. Imported by Cape Wine Ventures.
This wine starts with an extremely pretty nose—heady, dense and spicy aromas mingle with fruit in a poised dance. On the palate, the touch is soft, with smoke and berry unfolding in the mouth nicely. There’s a touch of angularity to the wine—it’s not terribly complex—but it’s very approachable.