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Wow What A Flirt! Brancott Estate Chosen Rows

Wine Review: 2010 Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Wow, what a flirt!  The Brancott Estate Chosen Rows is a spectacular wine—very creamy with balanced acidity, quince and a slight orange that balances it out. (more…)

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Pure and Punchy: Stoneleight Latitude Sauvignon Blanc

Pure and Punchy: Stoneleight Latitude Sauvignon Blanc The Stoneleight Latitude Sauvignon Blanc a key brand for Brancott, and the grapes used to make this wine come from an area that ripens early, with vineyard river stones that warm up and reflect heat in the evenings. (more…)

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Steely and Bright: Brancott Letter Series Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review: 2013 Brancott Letter Series Sauvignon Blanc The Brancott Letter Series Sauvignon Blanc is steely and bright with a lot of interesting layers to keep you coming back for more.  (more…)

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Craggy Range and the Rock Star Vintage

Last month, I was privileged to get a sneak peak at New Zealand’s Craggy Range 2013 vintage wines, including two from the exciting Gimblett Gravels region near Hawkes Bay.  According to Steve Smith MW, Craggy Range’s Wine and Viticulture Director, “…it was the vintage of a generation.”  (more…)

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Nobilo Sauvignon blanc

Wine Review: 2012 Nobilo Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

This is a lovely representation of what New Zealand can produce at a great price. It is delicious with lemon and gooseberry with great pith and mineral notes; fresh and crisp finishing clean and vibrant. Pair with New Zealand Chef Matt Lambert’s Shigoku Oysters. Rating: Very Good (87) | $14 | 12.5% ABV

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2012 Nobilo Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

The fruit for this wine was sourced from Southern Wairau Valleys, predominantly in the Waihopai Valley, an area renowned for its large diurnal difference with hot days and cool nights. The hot days allow the grapes to ripen fully and the cool nights help to keep acid structure to add intensity of flavor and well-balanced […]

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