90 points

Framingham 2013 Classic Riesling (Marlborough)

Framingham is one of New Zealand’s top Riesling producers, so it’s good to see this bottling again here in the States. It opens with hints of wet stone and moss, then proves more generous on the palate, adding notes of apple, citrus and honey. For a wine that’s described as “off dry,” it tastes pretty dry on the…

 — J.C.   Published 12/31/2015
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90 points

Framingham 2013 Pinot Noir (Marlborough)

This is a smooth, supple, easy-to-drink rendering of Marlborough Pinot Noir. Gentle mushroom and damp moss shadings bring complexity to the cherry fruit, while the mouthwatering finish reveals hints of dark chocolate. Drink now–2018.

 — J.C.   Published 7/1/2015
89 points

Framingham 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

Framingham is one of New Zealand’s Riesling pioneers, but this shows the winery is serious about Sauvignon Blanc as well. There’s a smoky, struck-flint character on the nose, then layers of citrusy fruit on the palate. It’s medium bodied, with a long, grapefruity finish.

 — J.C.   Published 8/1/2012
88 points

Framingham 2001 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

Young, fresh and still a bit sulfury, it has pretty apple and citrus aromas and flavors. Polished and supple, it’s a strongly-flavored wine with penetrating acidity and a dry finish. This tart, crisp, flavorful wine is exciting and completely refreshing.

 — S.H.   Published 11/15/2002
88 points

Framingham 2001 Classic Riesling (Marlborough)

With almost 2% residual sugar, you might expect this wine to taste sweet. It does—to a point. The strong lime-like finish provides a balancing counterpoint that makes this floral wine very drinkable with food. Clove and cinnamon notes add complexity to ripe pear fruit.

 — J.C.   Published 8/1/2002
87 points

Framingham 2000 Chardonnay (Marlborough)

Though there's lots of creamy oak on the nose, the aromas aren't as cloying as they would be in a California Chard. People used to California Chards wouldn't know what to make of the palate flavors, either: Reserved, steely mineral notes overlay banana, citrus and a tiny bit of oak. Soft and minerally in the mouth…

 — D.T.   Published 12/15/2001
86 points

Framingham 2014 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

This wine hits all the standard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc notes: ripe notes of fig and melon joined by cut grass and citrus. It’s not overly concentrated, but it’s easy to drink and comes together harmoniously on the finish.

 — J.C.   Published 9/1/2015
86 points

Framingham 2005 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)

Combines dusky peach and passion fruit aromas and flavors in a wine that’s a bit softer and sweeter-tasting than many Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, yet still carries a refreshing touch of acid on the finish. Imported by New Zealand Wine Imports.

 — J.C.   Published 5/1/2006