Ripe melon and passion fruit aromas and flavors blend in hints of green pepper—just enough to give it complexity without becoming objectionable. Turns a bit narrow and grapefruity on the moderately long finish. Best Buy.
Said to be from the oldest commercial vines in New Zealand, this shows lovely aromatics of sour cherries, sous bois and black pepper, but while the palate is lush and soft, it lacks the same appeal and complexity. Finishes with notes of coffee and burnt caramel. Drink now.
This consistent value performer is made specially for the U.S. importer by a winery whose “name” wine is imported by someone else. Too confusing? Try this: Winery A makes wine under the Winery A label and sells it for a premium price through Importer A. Then, since it has additional wine, it bottles more under Label B and sells that through Importer B. (No, I’m not…
Starts off with modest passion fruit and grapefruit scents that deepen on the palate into stone fruit flavors. Finishes on a tangy note, with lemons and unripe peaches vying for the lead.
Herbs and pie cherries form the base flavors for this modestly priced reserve bottling. Full-bodied, with soft tannins, yet turns crisp and tangy on the finish. Imported by Low Country Imports.