(2014 Vintage) These grapes are from some of our favorite cool-climate vineyards on New Zealand’s South Island. We’ve used a wide variety of clones and rootstock, along with a mixture of soils and microclimates to ensure a balance of flavour profiles and exceptional quality. This wine is enticingly aromatic showing notes of dark cherries and strawberries. Partially aged in French oak barrels for the alluring complexity of well integrated oak and fine silky tannins. Aged in a mixture of French oak barrels and tank for five months. Superb with herb-crusted lamb, mushroom risotto or all on its own.
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2015
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/04