A big, round Sauvignon Blanc, but it never seems too big or too bulky, instead delivering ripe melon, nectarine and gooseberry flavors crisply balanced by citrusy acids. Long and intense on the finish. Imported by The Australian Wine Connection.
A California-style Chard with plush aromas of butter, smoke, tropical fruit and green apple. Rich, tangy and bright flavors, with a piercing intensity that’s almost electric. Dry, dusty, needs a year or so to calm down. Good value.
A big, mouthfilling Sauvignon Blanc, with smoky, toasty notes gracing ripe, full peach fruit. Finishes a touch soft, yet shows surprisingly good length. A rather late release, yet one that could go another six months before peaking.
With its hefty price tag and limited production (150 cases), consumers aren’t likely to stumble across this wine, but it’s worth a try, if only to see what the NZ possibilities are for Cabernet Sauvignon. Herb-tinged cassis aromas and flavors are framed by vanilla oak, soft tannins and balanced acidity. Finishes long, picking up hints of tea and tobacco leaves…
A medium-bodied, rather sweet Pinot Gris that manages to retain a sense of balance to its luscious honey, peach and apple flavors. The finish lingers elegantly, picking up intriguing notes of dried spices along the way. Ready to drink now, although it could surprise in a another year or two.
A nicely balanced barrel-aged Chard, this wine offers scents of toasted hazelnuts, vanilla and citrus, then builds on those flavors by adding broader peach notes. It’s fairly full-bodied, but avoids being heavy, and boasts a long, elegant finish.
No, this isn’t that complex, but it does offer a mouthful of assertive Riesling flavor. Intense notes of green apple, lime and honey coat the palate, leaving a long, slightly sweet finish in their wake. Drink now.