Wild Rock is an offshoot of Craggy Range that is producing some excellent values. The 2007 Cupids Arrow Pinot Noir features bright cherry flavors tinged with wintergreen, a supple texture and a persistent finish. It’s not that complex, but offers a silky mouthful of Pinot that would be perfect alongside salmon.
This is a food-friendly Sauvignon blended with hints of Riesling (for acidity) and Viognier (for fragrance). Citrus and grassy notes strike just the right balance, and there’s a pleasant creaminess to the wine’s texture. Drink it over the next six months.
This is a round, approachable white, with just enough leafy notes to let you know it’s Sauvignon Blanc. A hint of honey adds softness to the melon and citrus flavors, which gain tartness on the finish. Drink now. Imported by Kobrand Corporation.
Plummy yet herbal at the same time, this Pinot from the folks at Craggy Range hints at rhubarb and beet greens, but relies on a sturdy core of sour plum to carry it. It’s a bit chunky, with a dusting of tannins on the finish. Imported by Kobrand Corporation.
A decent value in New Zealand Pinot Noir, the 2008 Wild Rock displays aromas of bright if somewhat simple cherry fruit. On the palate, this is a medium-bodied, supple wine; the cherry and plum flavors show only modest complexity, perhaps a hint of hickory smoke. Drink now.