From one of the Nelson region’s pioneering winemakers, this is as good a wine as I can remember the Seifried family producing. The combination of subtle snow-pea and bold passion-fruit flavors is spot on, and the wine’s ample weight, slightly creamy texture and long, grapefruity finish work together to create a…— J.C.
This entry-level bottling from Seifried is a solid Sauvignon Blanc in its own right, combining aromas and flavors of barely ripe nectarines, struck flint and fresh herbs. It shows a bit of austerity and restrain in the mouth, then ends on subtle grapefruit and wet-stone notes. Drink now.— J.C.
Light in weight, delicate in style, this is just barely off dry. Crisp apple fruit carries hints of riper stone fruit (nectarine?) but is underlain by a distinctly stony note. The lingering finish ably balances tart and sweet.— J.C.
From the little-known region of Nelson, this Riesling bursts with petrol and lime scents. Quite full-bodied for a Riesling, with a touch of residual sugar and plenty of alcohol (12.5%), yet it retains a sense of grace and a finely developed minerality not often found in New World Riesling. Imported by Robert Whale…— J.C.
I’ve always thought of Seifried—perhaps because of Hermann’s Austrian heritage—as a white-wine producer, but this Pinot Noir is a strong effort. The palate brings Bing cherry and faint herbal notes, with a taut, medium body and a long, mouthwatering finish showcasing fine fruit. Drink now–2018.— J.C.
This full-bodied, off-dry wine represents a pretty good value in the current market. The flavors hint at peach, melon and citrus but finish clean and refreshing despite evident sweetness.— J.C.
A bit on the sweet side, Seifried’s 2006 Gewürztraminer features scents of lychee fruit and rose petals, then adds flavors of honey, peach and pear on the palate. Lingers elegantly on the finish. Drink now.— J.C.
A ripe, fruity style of Riesling off the gravels of the Brightwater region, this wine features apple and pear flavors, medium body, lovely balance and a long, mostly dry finish. Imported by Robert Whale Selections Inc.— J.C.