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
86 points

Framingham 2004 Pinot Noir (Marlborough)

Light but pretty, offer-ing up floral, cola and cherry scents. It’s a soft, easy-drinking style, with a tart, pie-cherry note on the finish. Imported by New Zealand Wine Imports.

 — J.C.   Published 12/1/2005