(2003 Vintage) Pale straw in color, with lemon-lime tones. White currants, gooseberries, some minerally herbal notes and a whiff of honeysuckle. Full flavored, fuller bodied wine, with easy drinking appeal and an abundance of currant and gooseberry flavour. The clean acid and mineral texture of Awatere valley fruit harmonises well with the more sumptuous weight of the Wairau components. Suggested Foods: Summer salads, poultry and seafood.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/06
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04