I have been on a kick this summer trying the wines from this winery. This is their least expensive Chardonnay. This is a crisp Chardonnay that see no new oak and only 25% used French oak. Light golden in color. The nose is pretty with slight tropical fruits/melon but more lemon/lime notes and nice minerality. Medium bodied. Crisp acidity. On the palate, the minerality leads followed by a nice peachy quality and a bit of lemon. Long finish. This is delicious on its own and should be very versatile with all but the heaviest or lightest foods. It should probably be consumed over the
What a superb Chardonnay. This is still a bit on the younger side, but drinking very well. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is clean and delightful. Minerals with lemons and just a hint of Meyer lemon and an herbal note. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is crisp with excellent acidity. Minerals galore. Layers of complexity unwind in the glass. A bit of lemon pith especially on the finish. This is great now on its own and will work with all sorts of food. Baked seafood would be a great choice. It should continue to improve for the next seven to ten years and be
This is the middle level bottling from this superb winery in New Zealand. Although New Zealand is not normally known for Chardonnay this wine makes spectacular bottlings especially their single vineyard offerings. Pale silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with nice minerality and slight grapefruit. On the palate, this is clean and very lively.
My first time trying this New Zealand winery. Very impressed. This wine is barrel fermented and raised in barrel for eleven months but shows no overt signs of any oak. Probably just a bit of new oak barrels. Golden in color with a tinge of copper. The nose is very nice with orange, stony minerality, and lime zest. This has a very nice texture. It is creamy yet steely if that makes sense. On the palate, it starts with a crisp stony minerality followed by a citrus mid-palate and then all notes crescendo for a full and long finish. It is also delicious. The finish is long. Of course