Concentrated, racy and intense, packed with everchanging notes of fruit that range from peach and melon to passion fruit, pineapple and grapefruit. The long, tangy finish reverberates across the palate long after the wine is gone.
A lovely example of dry Marlborough Pinot Gris, with plenty of weight and a round, creamy texture that sets it apart. Pear and melon notes on the nose and palate blend with hints of honey, clove and plenty of indefinable spice. It’s ready to drink now, but should hold for 2–3 years.
The husband-and-wife team of Mike and Claire Allen have turned out 2,000 cases of this terrific value, which delivers authentic Pinot Noir complexity at an attractive price. Bold black cherry fruit carries subtle herb, twig and vanilla shadings with aplomb, while the texture turns velvety on the lengthy finish. Drink now–2017.
Rich, buttery and brioche-like on the nose, this is a relatively full-bodied sparkling wine with tons of personality. It’s toasty and buttery, like a fine pastry, without being excessively heavy, and has a lingering finish.
Builds complexity through skillful layering of ripe black cherries, fresh greens (ferns or parsley stems), leather and earth. The mouthfeel is spot-on, rich and plush without seeming heavy. Tart cherry and dusty cocoa notes on the finish and a fine sense of balance make it drinkable now or in several years.
Leans toward a feminine style, with complex, mysterious aromas of herbs, smoke and flowers that lead into a superbly textured midpalate—like crushed silk. Lovely floral and cherry notes linger on the finish. Imported by Via Pacifica Imports.
The aromas are a refined blend of peaches, pears and citrus fruits, but don’t adequately prepare the taster for the bold, striking flavors that follow. Despite being relatively light-bodied, tropical fruits, stone fruits and citrus cascade across the palate, finishing a touch soft. If more structure becomes apparent as this wine’s "baby fat" recedes, this wine’s…
A drier, more minerally style than many coming out of Marlborough, with white grapefruit flavors that come across as brisk and refreshing. There’s fruit weight on the palate, with the sort of stony flavors that pair with virtually any seafood dish.