Although this wine’s aromas verge on vegetal, hinting at tomato leaf and celery stalk, the flavors are nicely ripe and citrusy, featuring grapefruit, lime and lemongrass. The wine is round in the mouth and nicely textured, with a long, nectarine-tinged finish. Drink now.
This medium-bodied Riesling does a lovely job combining warm aromas of honey and cinnamon-baked apples with stonier, more mineral flavors and crisp acids. Persistent on the finish, ending with hints of lime. Imported by Pernod Ricard.
Nicely balanced and harmonious, with toast and yellow fruits mingling easily on the nose before giving way to pineapple and melon flavors that seem to have no sharp edges. There’s a hint of caramel from oak on the finish, but it doesn’t overwhelm. Imported by Allied Domecq Wines USA
The Stoneleigh style traditionally favors ripeness over herbaceousness, and the 2008 holds true to form, offering up grapefruit and nectarine aromas and an appealing blend of citrus and stone-fruit flavors. It’s plump and round, yet finishes fresh. Good as an apéritif or with light dishes.
Lots to like in this delicate Chard, with peach, smoke, green-apple and toast aromas. Rich and quite creamy, with high acidity. Not showing much fruit now. Sharp and austere, but interesting. Best Buy.
Shows some fine minerally notes on the slaty nose, while the flavors are fruitier and more accessible. Apple and citrus flavors, a slightly oily mouthfeel and a hint of residual sugar give it a sense of ripeness. Clean and refreshing, thanks to a squirt of lemon on the finish. Imported by Allied Domecq Wines USA.
Starts of with plenty of sweaty, passion fruit aromas, but delivers ripe citrus and pink grapefruit flavors. It’s plump and round on the palate, finishing crisp and citrusy. Imported by Pernod Ricard USA.
This vintage from Stoneleigh nails the Pinot mouthfeel—supple and velvety—while delivering smoky and earthy flavors. There’s enough black cherry fruit to keep it lively, but this wine’s just not that fruity, instead relying on cola, coffee and earth flavors for interest. Imported by Allied Domecq Wines USA.