A lovely, ripe rendition of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the 2008 Stich features bold passion fruit and guava shadings, a lushly textured mouthfeel and a long, vibrant finish. It should be consumed now and over the next few months.
Shows unusual intensity for a Marlborough Pinot Noir, revealing powerful cherry fruit, slightly herbal underpinnings and a subtle frame of spice and vanilla shadings. The structure is firm without being hard, the tannins soft and welcoming. Drink now–2015.
Fresh citrus and herb notes carry this zesty wine from start to finish, beginning with aromas of gooseberries, green peppers and grapefruit and ending in a long, tangy finish laden with jalapeños and limes. Editors’ Choice.
Grassy and strikingly herbal on the nose, but it’s all backed up by ample passion fruit notes. Zesty yet rounded on the palate, with more passion fruit, lime and a hint of jalapeño, finishing long, crisp and refreshing.
This winery’s Sauvignon is reassuringly back on form following a tough 2004 vintage. Peach and pink grapefruit lead the way, bolstered by wonderful ripeness and texture on the midpalate. Finishes on a crisp, grapefruity note. Imported by Guardian of the Grape Imports.
The deft oaking of this wine has left only the imprint of toasted almonds layered across the top of this richly textured, citrusy wine. The end result isn’t that dissimilar from lemon brioche, but an exceedingly fine and elegant version that finishes dry and clean. Drink now and over the next few years.
This winery seems to be at the top of its game in recent vintages, and this Pinot Noir is a good value as well. Slightly dusty, floral notes add complexity to its spice and cherry aromas, while the mouthfeel is silky but not too soft. Finishes with hints of tea and rose petals. No need to wait on this one; drink now.
A racy, lean version of New Zealand Riesling, with crushed limestone, tart apples and fresh limes combining on the palate. Citrusy acids on the finish bring it sharply into focus. Worth a try with shellfish or as an aperitif.