Aromatics of ripe cherry and hints of oak. Medium bodied with smooth powdery tannins. Lingering savory finish. Predominately from Comely Bank Vineyard, Waihopai Valley Road, in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. Grapes are crushed and destemmed at the winery and go thru a 5-day cold soak before warming and inoculating with D254. The ferment is allowed to warm to 32 degrees, the grapes are then hand plunged twice daily to extract color and flavor.
⋅ 2018v – 91pts Wine Spectator
Iris embodies a cornucopia of flavors, with strawberry and raspberry and a hint of cherry.
Crisp & bright on the nose with a velvety smooth finish and slight oak overtone define this elegant work of art.
This label features artwork entitled “Tool of Dissent” –a blaze of color, expressive and captivating work is the artistic.
⋅ 90pts – Wine Enthusiast
⋅ 90pts – James Suckling
⋅ 90pts ‘Gold Medal’ – SF Int’l Wine Competition
⋅ 96pts – California State Fair
⋅ Double Gold – 2019 SF Chronicle Competition
⋅ Double Gold Medal – 2018 Sonoma County Fair
⋅ 94 Points ‘Double Gold Medal’ – Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Bursting notes of honeydew melon, grapefruit, kumquats and kiwi with subtle floral notes of white flower and exotic herb. The coastal salinity streamline the palate and compliments flavors of nectarine, white peach and lemongrass. The lovely and inviting mid palate is rounded out with clean acidity and minerality on the finish.
Subtle yellow in color, displaying delicate lifted aromas of lime blossom and citrus fruits. Lemon, lime and hints of passion fruit are in abundance. The palate is focused, pure and linear with a delicious juicy finish. Elegant and intense with a touch of minerality and refreshing acidity.
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Heady aromas of citrus fruits, melon and white peach lead to bright tropical fruit flavours on the palate with a refreshing acidity. On the finish there is a hint of vanilla and cashew nut from partial new French oak barrel maturation. Grand Barossa Chardonnay displays all the delicacy, elegance and finesse that can be achieved from this noble variety.
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This 100% Chardonnay opens with aromas of green apple, pear and peaches. These aromas follow through to the palate, along with citrus and mineral notes. The wine is crisp and clean, with a hint of creaminess on the mid palate and a long, lingering finish.
Sourced from several Grenache vineyards across South Australia, including some of the region’s most iconic sites, Gorgeous Grenache displays a beautifully perfumed nose with hints of violets and wild strawberry. The palate is succulent, juicy and Pinot-like in its profile while the finish is savoury and moreish.
Delicate pale pink hue. Bright and racy on the nose with focused notes of wild strawberry, white peach, melon and citrus zest. Dry and light on its feet with tangy flavors of tangerine and watermelon. Refreshing acidity, with great minerality, and a saline finish.
Alsatian-inspired with notes of lime, green apple, white flower and wet stone. Following the nose are flavors of Anjou pear, white nectarine and citrus. The vibrant and crisp acidity balances out this medium bodied wine and carries it through the lingering finish.