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2015 Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc (Palliser) Martinborough

93-94 points Raymond Chan: "Bright, very pale straw-green colour, near colourless on the edge. The nose is very fresh with intense, vibrantly fragrant aromas of ripe passionfruit with bright lime and citrus notes, gooseberries, lifted florals and subtle minerally elements. This is delicately detailed and exudes vitality. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, bright and elegantly concentrated flavours of sweet tropical fruits and gooseberries are entwined with passionfruit and mineral notes. The mouthfeel is refreshing and refined, with very fine textures and a crisp, poised palate line. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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RC 93 - 94 SK 91

2015 Stony Bank Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Leaving behind careers in molecular biology and medicine, Brigid and John Forrest returned to the Wairau River Valley in 1988 to merge their passion for science with their love of wine. Along the way, they've picked up awards and accolades for their structured, rich, aromatic whites and reds. Praise from Raymond Chandler: "From modest beginnings in 1988 when John and Brigid Forrest planted their first vineyard in Renwick, Forrest Wines has grown to be a most significant Marlborough and New Zealand producer. Although the quantities of wine do not rival th... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2014 Tongue in Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley North Canterbury Top Pick!
2014 Tongue in Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley North Canterbury

96 points Bob Campbell: "*Five Stars* From a clay and fragmented limestone soils of a vineyard in North Waipara. Around 35% whole-bunches were used to give structure and intensity. An impressively complex wine, with a mix of cherry, plum and chalky/mineral flavors, with a more savory, baked earth, dried herb character. Nicely structured so the wine is accessible but promises to age well." (1/2015) 94 points James Suckling: "I like the florals to this dark, burgundy-colored pinot such as the rose and violet perfumes as well as crushed roses. This is a pinot with some earthy nuances too and a very attractive ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Cognizant Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (Te Whare Ra) Top Pick!
2015 Cognizant Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (Te Whare Ra)

Cognizant is a collaborative project between K&L and some of New Zealand's finest winemakers. The word "Cognizant" means to have an intimate grasp of knowledge through personal experience. This series of wines will pay homage to talented winemakers and their ability to capture the unique "sense of place" or "terroir" within their wines. The 2015 Cognizant is made specifically for us by TWR (Te Whare Ra). The wine is a blend of three different blocks with a considerable (20%) barrel fermented component. It captures the quintessential flavors of Marlboroug... Read More » 


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2014 Crater Rim Pinot Noir North Canterbury (Elsewhere $20)

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Haydon Good makes this wine from vines growing on two different soils: the volcanic soils of the Banks Peninsula and Glasnevin gravel in the Cabal Vineyard. It's a bright, coastal red, spicy, light and glowing with delicate red-berry fruit. Hints of flowers and cedar perfume the finish, clean and refreshing." (4/2016) Wine Spectator: "This red blends cherry, raspberry and cranberry flavors with toasted spice and dried herb notes, all on an elegant frame. Anise, caraway and forest floor details lend a subtle savory element. Drink now through 2027. (MW)" (10/2015) K&L Notes: A fantastic ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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W&S 92

2014 Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir Waipara Valley North Canterbury

93 points Sam Kim: "Youthful yet harmonious and engaging; lovely lifted aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, clove and toasted almond lead to a succulent palate that is silky and elegant. The wine shows excellent fruit purity and persistency, and offers layers of fine texture and delightful fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2018." 91-92 points Raymond Chan: "The nose is full and up-front with ripe dark red berry and plum fruit aromas, along with raspberry jam and fruit pastille confectionary lift, indicating whole berry fermentation. The fruit is quite primary and youthful, building in depth with time in ...Read More » 


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SK 93 RC 91 - 92

2014 Pencarrow Pinot Noir (Palliser) Martinborough

93 points Sam Kim: "A delectably appealing pinot, the fragrant bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, vanilla and floral characters with a hint of spicy oak. The palate offers excellent fruit concentration and weight, enhanced by velvety texture and supple tannins. A wonderfully expressed wine delivering loads of delicious flavours, and finishes smooth and persistent. At its best: now to 2019." 91-92 points Raymond Chan: "Dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. This has a full, soft and up-front nose of ripe, dark-red berry and plum fruit with gentle nuances of liquorice and spice, along with viole ...Read More » 


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SK 93 RC 91 - 92

2014 Elephant Hill Pinot Noir Central Otago (Elsewhere $30+) Top Pick!
2014 Elephant Hill Pinot Noir Central Otago (Elsewhere $30+)

92-93 points Raymond Chan: "Moderately dark, even ruby-red colour, with a lighter edge, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly and firm with softly concentrated aromas of dark-red berry fruits lifted by red florals , unfolding subtle layers of thyme herbs. Some spice and liquorice notes emerge, and the nose builds in depth and concentration in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate features bright, juicy and sweet soft red berry and cherry fruit flavours, entwined with thyme herbs, spices and liquorice notes. The fruit forms an elegantly concentrated line with fine, grain ...Read More » 


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RC 92 - 93

2015 Mohua (Peregrine) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

90 points Wine Spectator: "*Best Values* All the pieces fall into place, with lime, mango and green apple flavors that are bright and juicy, revealing a touch of pineapple on the vivid, bright finish. (MW)" (10/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc gives a nose of fresh pears, green apples and white peaches with hints of white pepper, wet pebbles and capsicum. Light-bodied with just enough flavor intensity and a crisp backbone and finish, it is a simple, straight-up crowd-pleaser. (LPB)" (12/2015)  


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WS 90

2014 Akitu "A2" Pinot Noir Central Otago (White Label)

95 points Bob Campbell: "From an 11-ha pinot noir-dedicated vineyard in Wanaka that produced its first wine in 2012. Made using 20% whole bunch. Quite a concentrated pinot noir, with a very appealing and rather perfumed aroma. Cherry, plum, spice and anise fruit flavours. The wine has a wonderful purity. Quite Burgundian." (2/2017) 93-94 points Raymond Chan: "Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full, powerful and well-concentrated with aromas of black cherry and berry fruit harmoniously entwined with dark herbs, spices, liquorice and subtle stalk ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Cognizant Pinot Noir Marlborough (Te Whare Ra)

2015 Cognizant Pinot is made specifically for us at K&L by one of the top producers in NZ - Te Whare Ra (TWR). This is the second release of Cognizant Pinot Noir after the last one sold out in a hurry after TWR's Pinot was rated the highest in NZ by Decanter Magazine. This is a beautifully fresh, fragrant, pure fruited, silky Pinot Noir. The fruit comes from TWR's home block in Renwick and a neighboring hillside block called "Rawiri Vineyard". Only 112 cases of the stunning little Pinot were made. Floral, lifted, exotic spice notes dominate the explosive... Read More » 


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2015 GeorgeTown Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago (Previously $18)

94 points Bob Campbell: "Soft, subtle and silken Rosé, with flavours of crushed strawberry, watermelon, summer berries and a hint of rose petal. A gentle, charming wine that demonstrates considerable power through its lingering finish." (12/2015) K&L Notes: About the producer from Raymond Chan: "The GeorgeTown Vineyard label shot to fame when the 2007 Pinot Noir was awarded the Champion Exhibition Red Wine Trophy at the 2009 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. However the quantity of wine from the vineyard is tiny, as indicated by the ‘Exhibition' status of the trophy, reserved for limited producti... Read More » 


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BC 94

2014 Mud House Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine delivers just about everything you'd possibly expect from the variety and the region—grassy aromas, a bountiful mix of herb and tropical fruit flavors, ample weight and texture, and a long finish built around a solid core of grapefruit. (JC)" (7/2014) Raymond Chan: "This is an elegant and tightly bound, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit and gooseberry flavours and a minerally finish." Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys* Tangy Key lime, white grapefruit, mango and bergamot flavors are aromatic, vivid and intensely juicy, with a squirt of fresh lemon juice on a light and refre ...Read More » 


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WE 90

2011 Craggy Range "Te Muna Road" Pinot Noir Martinborough (Elsewhere $40)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir has a pretty cherry, red berry and lavender nose scented by some underbrush and toast. Medium-bodied the good core of fruit is framed with crisp acid and low to medium levels of very finely grained tannins before finishing long. 92+ (LPB)" (4/2013) 90 points Bob Campbell: "Elegant, perfumed Pinot Noir with floral/violet, red/black cherry, mineral and anise/spice flavours. A poised and delicate wine that is extremely food friendly. Ethereal rather than blockbuster but not lacking in power or length." (12/2012) 90 points James Suckling: "Ver ...Read More » 


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2014 Seresin Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $25+)

93 points James Suckling: "Once again a portion of barrel matured wine and a little semillon added to the mix, this has a sophisticated nose with dried flowers, meadow hay and citrus fruits, gently complex and enticing. The palate delivers a powerful, driving citrus-focused impression, dry and long, handy structure too. Drink now and up to 2020." (1/2016) 92 points Bob Campbell: "Organic/biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc, with 15% fermented in aged French barriques to build texture and complexity. The wine does show some nutty yeast lees characters, although it is still fruit dominant with peach, melon, spice, ani ...Read More » 


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JS 93 BC 92

2014 Corofin "Cowley Vineyard - Main Slopes" Pinot Noir Marlborough (Previously $30)

92-93 points Raymond Chan: "Even ruby-red colour, a little lighter edged. This has an elegant, softly fragrant nose of red cherry and berry fruit with subtle herb and red floral aromas. This possesses finesse and is expressed with refinement, unfolding nuances of herbs, liquorice and dark red fruits with aeration. The whole cluster component is integrated and harmonious. Medium-bodied, juicy and succulent aromatic red floral and red berry fruit flavours show with ethereal floral lift. The fruit is supported by subtle tannin extract and structure, lending fine-grained textures, and ...Read More » 


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2016 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

91 points Decanter: "One of the most sought after Marlborough Sauvignons, demand must follow owner Kevin Judd around - he was chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years before deciding to go things alone. Intriguing fenugreek seed and bacon fat aromas evolve into elderflower and citrus. On the palate, intense gooseberry and fenugreek dominate, with elderflower and honeysuckle providing some richness, followed up by slight mineral notes. Although vibrant, the acidity is kept in check, making this a well-balanced wine." 91 points Wine Spectator: "Opens with a fragrant floral note, offering high tones of h ...Read More » 


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2012 Terra Sancta "Estate" Pinot Noir Bannockburn Central Otago

93 points James Suckling: "A super bright wine in the glass, this has a pristine bright red and dark cherry nose, really neatly expressed, there's an undercurrent of dark toasted spice here too. The palate delivers tangy acid freshness that drives bright cherry flavour, tannins roll in with delicious grainy texture, builds nicely to the finish. Great wine." (4/2014) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "Blended from the varied blocks at this Bannockburn estate, this 2012 shows a spark of mineral power that cuts through the kind of oaky scent a young grand cru Burgundy might offer. It’s peppery black, with rooty tannins ...Read More » 


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2015 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

93 points James Suckling: "A wine that is full of excitement, showing an array of grapefruit, lime and lemon citrus as well as gently nettly herbal notes, really fresh. The palate carries juicy white peach and nectarine flavor, very attractive wine, acid holds crunch and balance is nigh on perfect." (1/2016) 92 points Vinous: "Pale, bright yellow. Sexy musky aromas of white peach, ginger and quinine. Ripe, broad stone fruit and spice flavors display more body than most Marlborough Sauvignons while maintaining a captivating piquancy. Really dusts the palate and carries on the aftertaste. Delivers an im ...Read More » 


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2014 Ceres "Composition" Pinot Noir Bannockburn Central Otago

93 points Bob Campbell: "Dense, almost chewy Bannockburn Pinot Noir with black cherry, raspberry, plum and subtle spice flavours. A fine-grained, satisfying wine with good varietal and sub-regional definition." (8/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Ceres is a partnership between brothers Matt and James Dicey, Matt being the winemaker at Mt Difficulty. Chalky cherry freshness, supple and gentle with a dryish finish and more savoury notes on the palate. Peppery spice on the nose. Relatively lightweight but persists well and has a slight and attractive earthy quality. (JH)" (1/2016) Vinous: "(vinified entirely with whole c ...Read More » 


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BC 93

2015 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

90 points Bob Campbell: "Reasonably ripe and concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with guava, red capsicum, passionfruit and stone fruit flavours. Dry, smooth-textured wine in a punchy varietal style. Offers good value at this price" (11/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "*Best Values* Fragrant and juicy, with apple blossom, lime zest and chive blossom notes surrounding a core of intense and refreshing lemon and grapefruit flavors. (MW)" (5/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buys* Given the great potential of the 2015 vintage, it's reassuring to see that some big brands have scored successes like this. Explosive aromas of lime, tangerine and ...Read More » 


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BC 90 WS 90

2016 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

90 points James Suckling: "Really striking aromatics. Unmistakable passion fruit and lime citrus with subtle grassy and herbal complexity. The bold, flamboyant fruit is what takes center stage here. There's a fleshy, succulent feel to the palate. Acidity keeps it vibrant and the flavors hold fresh and lively. As appealing as ever. Drink now." (10/2016)  


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JS 90

2014 Te Mata "Awatea" Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay Top Pick!
2014 Te Mata "Awatea" Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay

96 points Raymond Chan: "Very dark, deep, black-purple color, a little lighter on the rim, and youthful in appearance. The nose is fresh and refined with dark red florals entwined with black and red currants and fresh, dark herbs. The aromatics are beautifully pure and grow in depth and penetration in the glass. Medium full bodied, the palate is tightly concentrated with a sleek, intense heart of bold blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit. This has lifted dark red-floral aromatics along with piquant fresh herbs and a hint of leafiness, but the fruit sweetness and richness unfolds, e ...Read More » 


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2011 Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir Waipara Valley (Elsewhere $40)

94 points Bob Campbell: "Intense and moderately complex Pinot Noir with plum, dark berry, raspberry, dark chocolate, spice and savoury flavours that include a fairly solid oak influence. Richly textured Pinot Noir with a very slight rustic influence that helps make it stand out in the crowd." (5/2014) 93 points James Suckling: "Lifted spicy cherry fruit on the nose with higher tones of raspberry coulis and cranberry. Hints of purple flowers, hoisin, Peking duck and spicy oak complete the aromas. Lively and driven on the palate, the red fruits show supporting characters of Asian spice and a waft of forest fl ...Read More » 


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2015 Momo (Seresin) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Organic Sauvignon Blanc is beginning to show a little development with honey and lanolin notes over a core of peaches and lemon curd plus a waft of dried herbs. The medium-bodied palate gives excellent intensity with a satiny texture and plenty of verve, finishing on a honeyed lemon note." K&L Notes: I think the best release of Seresin's "Momo" to date. The low yields and excellent vintage conditions in 2015 have combined to produce a stunning wine with the crispness and focused acidity I expect from Seresin but with a little more mid-palate texture and rich... Read More » 


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RP 90

2009 Villa Maria "Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Gimblett Gravels (Elsewhere $40)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple, the 2009 Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot (Library Release) reveals a pronounced nose of warm cassis, blackberry preserves and violets with hints of chocolate box and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied with a wonderful concentration of ripe, muscular fruit in the mouth plus a good backbone of medium to firm grainy tannins and balanced acid, it finishes with great persistence. Drink it now to 2021+. (LPB)" (10/2013) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Over the past several vintages, Villa’s tannin management in its Reserve Cab-Merlot has evolved to make the ...Read More » 


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2013 Misha's Vineyard "Starlet" Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago (Elsewhere $20+)

93 points Bob Campbell: "30-40% of grapes from low-yielding vines were barrel-fermented to produce a fruit-driven wine with a strong emphasis on texture. Intense stone fruit flavours with a strong mineral/chalk backbone. Bone-dry Sauvignon which should develop well with moderate bottle age." (3/2014) 91 points Raymond Chan: "Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on rim. The nose is elegant and restrained in fruit expression, showing subtle green stonefruit and hints of tropical fruits and nuances of fresh herbs, along with a minerally, chalky density. Dry to taste, fine te ...Read More » 


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2014 Fromm "La Strada" Pinot Noir Marlborough

94 points Sam Kim: "Elegant, poised and fragrant on the nose; aromas of ripe cherry, floral and almond with hints of game and mushroom complexity. The palate delivers excellent fruit weight and silky texture, beautifully enhanced by layers of ripe fruit flavours and subtle savoury undertones, finishing long and finely dry. Stylish and attractive, and pristine and complex at the same time. At its best: now to 2022. Certified organic." 92 points Bob Campbell: "Elegant and reasonably powerful Pinot Noir with spicy cherry, smoky oak and violet flavours. A firmly structured wine that can be appreciated no ...Read More » 


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2014 Greywacke "Wild Sauvignon" Sauvigon Blanc Marlborough

94 points James Suckling: "A beautifully judged barrel-fermented sauvignon, really complex but tightly integrated. Shows attractive lemon, lime and grapefruit citrus fruit aromas as well as ripe peach and green mango across some gently waxy, lanolin-like notes and dried grass. The oak is subdued and discreet, adding a neat spicy and gently mealy savory thread. There's a wealth of flesh and weight below, handy oak spice runs trough some crisp and concentrated melon and papaya with a wash of lime juice; great acidity, smooth and supple texture, finishes succulent and flavorsome, gen ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Maude Pinot Noir Central Otago

94 points Decanter: "Dark cherry, plum and dried raspberry, full of energy and tension, with oak spices. Dry, generous and fruity, fine silky tannins are tense and flavourful." 94 points Sam Kim: "Warm, soothing and inviting, this is a gorgeous young pinot showing all the hallmark of a great one. Fragrant aromas of dark cherry, plum, earthy mushroom and spice with a touch of vanillin oak lead to a silky-smooth palate that is filled with rich texture and seductive flavours. The wine is generous and opulent, yet poised and elegant, finishing superbly long and delicious. At its best: 2016 to 2024." 93 points Raymond Chan: "Da ...Read More » 


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2016 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

The winemakers at Kim Crawford tend towards the more herbaceous end of the flavor profile, aiming for a classic expression of crisp, grassy, and snappy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Thus it follows that specific vineyard sites in New Zealand's Marlborough region are carefully selected each year to produce this wine. Fruit is night-harvested, when the temperatures are cool to minimize oxidation, making it easier to manage in the winery. Look for what you know and love about this refreshing Kiwi staple: upfront herbaceous aromas, backed by ripe fruit flavor... Read More » 


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2014 Felton Road Chardonnay Bannockburn Central Otago (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $40)

95 points Bob Campbell: "Fragrant Chardonnay with power and purity. Flavoursome wine with toast, wet stone, mineral, wild flowers and nutty oak. Always impressive, this vintage is no exception. The wine has an ethereal texture and lingering finish. A very classy Central Otago Chardonnay." 94 points James Suckling: "A very rich nose with plenty of nectarine, grapefruit, yellow peach and an assertive pure fruit edge. There is a strong comparison to Chablis in style here, think Droin or Raveneau, smooth lees, flinty and stony. The palate has a smooth, creamy texture, flavors of peach, nectarine and preserved l ...Read More » 


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2014 Te Mata "Cape Crest" Sauvignon Blanc Hawke's Bay

94-95 points Raymond Chan: "Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on edge. The nose is intense with penetrating aromas of ripe gooseberries, greengages, limes and green stonefruits, fresh herbs and a subtle layer of nutty oak. The aromatics are youthfully fresh and tightly bound. Medium-bodied, the fruit is tight and firmly concentrated, and slender in presentation, still to unfold in richness. The flavours of green stonefruits, herbs and citrus fruits are vibrantly youthful, refreshing and steely, and the palate is slippery and racy, quite mouthwatering ...Read More » 


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2014 Corofin "Settlement Vineyard - East Slope" Pinot Noir Marlborough (Previously $30)

92 points Raymond Chan: "Light ruby-red colour with slight purple hues on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with firm and tightly packed, intense aromas of dark red cherry fruit with raspberry elements, layered with whole bunch dark herb nuances. The whole bunch complexity is harmoniously integrated, and liquorice notes emerge in the glass. Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, the palate features bright, aromatic dark berry and cherry fruit flavours forming a firm and well-concentrated, slender core with subtly interwoven dark herb whole bunch perfumes. The fruit ...Read More » 


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RC 92 RP 91

2012 Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $50)

96 points James Suckling: "This is the mature-vine assemblage of the entire property and has a more granitic, schist, wet-stone and rock edge as well as delicate perfumes and hints of pepper, not to mention poached raspberries and cherry fruit. Great depth and weight and good phenolic concentration. It's all saturated in dark cherry flavors and plenty of tannins. No compromise in detail. Best from 2018, but will grow well past that." 93 points Wine Spectator: "Balances elegance and power, with juicy plum and black cherry flavors that are structured and plush, showing plenty of licorice, dried lavender and sta ...Read More » 


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2016 Craggy Range "Te Muna Road" Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough

92 points Wine Spectator: "This detailed white shows fresh fennel and celery leaf accents to the core of mandarin orange, papaya and lime flavors. Silky and very juicy, with plenty of elegance on the finish. Drink now." Jancis Robinson: "Herbal, citrus and greengage. More herbal on the palate and tastes mercifully dry and fresh. On the subtle side with an attractive chalky texture adding to the length. Well priced. (JH)" (1/2017) K&L Notes: A perrenial go-to for me. A more restrained style perfect for summer sipping and shellfish. The 2016 is a lovely edition of this wine. It has great purity and a nice textural ... Read More » 


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WS 92

2013 Misha's Vineyard "Lyric" Riesling Central Otago

95-96 points Raymond Chan: "Brilliant light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale edged. This has a very soft and gently full nose with beautifully interwoven aromas of lime fruit with nuances of talc which are melded with layers of delicate flinty barrel-ferment notes. This has detailed, mineral and chalky complexities that exude exotic interest, and the bouquet is quite complete. Dry to taste, the palate is very finely poised with a tight and refined core of chalky minerals and flint entwined with lime fruit, along with a suggestion of talc and sherbet. The acidity is ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos Henri "Petit Clos" Pinot Noir Marlborough

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2014 Petit Clos Pinot Noir gives a spirited nose of freshly crushed cherries and cranberries with pomegranate, tree bark and tar nuances. Light to medium-bodied, it offers an earthy palate with a pleasant chewy edge and a herbal lift to the finish. (LPB)" (3/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "This lightweight wine is earthy yet pleasant, with hints of beet greens and dried leaves adding interest to modest cherry fruit. (JC)" (7/2016) Wine Spectator: "Floral and fragrant, this offers a mix of dried lavender and rose petal nuances that give way to a core of juicy, ...Read More » 


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2013 Mud House Pinot Noir Marlborough

Bob Campbell: "Reasonably concentrated, vibrant Pinot Noir with raspberry, cherry and spice flavours. Slightly rustic tannins balance sweet fruit to give a moderately drying finish. Offers good value at this price." (8/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2013 Pinot Noir has ripe cherry and raspberry notes on the nose with nuances of dried herbs, lavender and fallen leaves. Light to medium-bodied, fresh and lively in the mouth with just enough fruit and rounded tannins, it finishes medium to long. (LPB)" (12/2014) Wine Spectator: "Marked by plenty of vegetal details of herbs and ...Read More » 


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2015 Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Waihopai Valley Marlborough

92 points Bob Campbell: "Well-made Sauvignon Blanc, with green capsicum, gooseberry, grapefruit, melon and a hint of passionfruit flavour. Quite a textural wine with weight and mouth-feel. Satisfying Sauvignon that captures the essence of the variety and region" (10/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Intense and aromatic, this opens with a whiff of smoke to the Meyer lemon, melon and apple flavors, mingling with honeysuckle and pear details and lingering on the long finish. (MW)" (10/2016)  


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BC 92 WS 90

2015 Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough

95 points Bob Campbell: "Weighty, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc, with a mix of gooseberry and red capsicum together with riper nectarine, tree fruit flavours plus a seasoning of nutty yeast lees character. Textural, satisfying wine in quite a complex style." (10/2015) 91-92 points Raymond Chan: "Very pale and clear colour. This has soft, gentle ethereal aromatics, showing a subtle amalgam of gooseberries, fresh herbs and white florals, fresh and balanced, quite harmonious. Dry with soft depth and density, and considerable palate presence. Lovely concentration with thirst-quenching soft textures. Subtle, but p ...Read More » 


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BC 95 RC 91 - 92

2013 Tongue In Groove "The Mound Vineyard" Riesling Waipara Valley

93-95 points Raymond Chan: "Brilliant straw-yellow colour with lemon-gold hues. The nose is full and lively with bright fruit aromas of jasmine, exotic yellow florals and honeysuckle, along with layers of limes, marmalade, minerals and toast. This has freshness and intensity. Medium in sweetness, the fruit flavours of citrus fruits, yellow florals, honey and toast are rich and concentrated forming a luscious core and very fine-textured line. The mouthfeel is lively with excellent acidity and energy, and the wine flows with plenty of drive, carrying to a very long and sustained fini ...Read More » 


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2014 Quartz Reef "Bendigo Single Vineyard" Pinot Noir Central Otago (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $45)

92 points Bob Campbell: "Quite a soft, approachable Pinot Noir with typical 2014 vintage charm. Ripe plum, prune, dark cherry, spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. Fine tannins with relatively soft acidity help promote drinkability." 91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "(Central Otago, from Demeter NZ certified, biodynamic fruit that is hand harvested, 14%). A relatively deeply pitched nose offers up notes of plum liqueur, dark cherry, plum and an appealing hint of spice. There is very good mid-palate concentration to the delicious and suave yet quite serious medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extrac ...Read More » 


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2015 Jules Taylor "OTQ" Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Wine Spectator: "Distinct notes of toasted herb and hay add to the pear and citrus flavors of this medium-bodied white, with sturdy acidity. Drink now. 500 cases made. (MW, Web-2016)"  


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2013 Greywacke Pinot Noir Marlborough (Elsewhere $40+)

97-98 points Raymond Chan: "Marlborough Pinot Noir is severely under-recognised. Some superb bottlings have emerged over the years. Fromm, Villa Maria, Auntsfield, Saint Clair, TerraVin and Te Whare Ra to name a few. The Greywacke is another one up there. At present about 20% whole bunch. Maybe more can work well? Moderately dark ruby-red with slight purple hues. This has a full, deep nose of ripe dark raspberry and cherry fruit with an array of soft red fruits and florals, the faintest whole bunch herbal detail, some toasty oak spices. Full-flavoured and mouthfilling layers of fla ...Read More » 


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2012 Carrick Estate Pinot Noir Bannockburn Central Otago (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $50)

95 points Bob Campbell: "An elegant Pinot Noir that seemed rather closed at first but built in the glass to reveal a classic Bannockburn style with dark cherry, plum, floral and spice flavours together with some toasty, smoky savoury notes. Worth decanting. Should develop well with bottle age." 93 points James Suckling: "A dark and brooding nose, deep fruits, earthy nuances and a wealth of spiced cherry fruit too. The palate has crisp tannin cut, some dark plum and dark cherry flavour through the middle, savoury and structred Central Otago Pinot here." 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Classic Pinot Noir scents of dusty rose blossom and black ...Read More » 


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Quartz Reef "Methode Traditionelle" Brut Central Otago (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $30)

92 points Bob Campbell: "A blend of Pinot Noir (65%) and Chardonnay that has spent at least 24 months in bottle before being disgorged. The Pinot Noir component gives the wine richness and body while the Chardonnay contributes toastiness and a racy acidity. Attractive and quite elegant Methode with freshness and energy." (9/2014) 92 points James Suckling: "Pale straw in hue with an energetic bead. Apple and citrus-tinged aromas with a healthy serving of baked pastries and crème fraîche. The flavors swell on the palate but all is kept in check by a distinct sheath of mineral acidity which drives the wine to ...Read More » 


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2013 Akarua "RUA" Pinot Noir Central Otago

92 points Bob Campbell: "The 2009 vintage of this wine offered outstanding value although the subsequent vintages were slightly less of a bargain. This vintage is a truly excellent buy at this price. Dark cherry, black-fleshed plum, spice and floral flavours with a silken texture. Classy wine at a great price." (1/2014) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editor's Choice, Top Value Pinot Noir* This shows the immediate appeal of Central Otago's 2013 vintage. Yes, the acids and tannins stick out a bit, but they're cushioned by loads of ripe berry fruit. Hints of dried bracken and chocolate add complexity, while the f ...Read More » 


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2015 Te Mata "Estate" Gamay Hawkes Bay

90 points Bob Campbell: "50% of the fruit was fermented using carbonic maceration. Fragrant, dark cherry and anise flavours, with a slightly confected carbonic musk/maceration character. Appealing fresh acidity with soft, delicate tannins. Deliciously drinkable wine with character. Deserves to be served slightly chilled." (2/2016) Jancis Robinson: "50% carbonic maceration. Young, bouncy cherry fruit with a touch of rubbery reduction giving a certain snap to the nose. Loads of floral character too. Much better than the Fleurie I threw away about an hour ago! Soft palate, modern and smooth, a well sc ...Read More » 


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2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Riesling "D" SV5182 - Single Vineyard Marlborough (Dry)

The 2015 has yet to be reviewed, but Bob Campbell, Master of Wine specializing in NZ wines gave the 2014 a score of 92 Points saying, "Dry, but not searingly dry, Riesling with aromatic floral/rose petal and citrus/lime flavours. Very pure wine with an ethereal texture and moderately lengthy finish. Lemon-like acidity with a subtle mineral influence." (2/2015) 


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