Craggy Range

Craggy Range

Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Syrah 2019

Deep, ruby colour.
Medium intense aromas of cooked berries.
Palate is dry, with medium acidity, high tannin (firm), medium alcohol (13.5% abv), medium (+) body, medium (+) intensity. Notes of cassis, cooked black fruit, vanilla, clove, & smoke.
Medium (+) length finish.
Very enjoyable!
— 8 days ago

Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Chardonnay 2019

My new Favorite white, just love mountain fruit! Named for mountain range dividing Napa & Sonoma, old stone winery dug into side of dormant volcano crater in 1889, remained in production ever since. Pale lemon with aromas of Tropical and stone fruit with complex spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, pear and citrus with light oak and nutty tones, fresh and vibrant, well integrated. Long finish ending with fruit and flinty mineral characteristics. Long aging potential. Nice! — 10 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

I have never had a white wine that really blew me away…I am going to try this.
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Nuts, the 2019 is not available out here. Just 2020 and possibly 2018. Have you tried those?
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John, yes I have had several bottles of the ‘18 (actually bought a case) have none left but the ‘18 should be great with a bit of age on it. Wish I had one left.

Xavier Vignon

Arcane XV Le Diable Mourvedre 2015

Another fabulously pure wine in this eclectic range of southern Rhône experimental cuvées from Xavier Vignon, this time a 100% Mourvèdre from old vines around Vinsobres, from the 2015 vintage.

The nose is large and herbaceous with a great juxtaposition of floral qualities with waves of deep, generous, dark fruit. There’s also spice, camphor, and vanilla best sniffed from a large glass.

The wine is full bodied on the palate, but with great purity and very supple tannins. The finish finds a sweet note and carries on with good length.

Impressive stuff for a Vin de France priced at around £15-20. This is so youthful even now with seven years of age, so I’d love to try it again in years to come.
— a month ago

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Craggy Range

Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Good sauv blanc from Costco and Hillary liked it too — 12 days ago

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King Estate

Acrobat Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021

This pale pink wine has a nose of strawberries, green parts and all. It is a fresh and lively aroma, one that invites the sip deliciously. The palate shows more strawberries, along with some stone fruit and a hint of salinity. The acidity is refreshing and will make for good food pairings across a wide range of dishes. — 8 days ago

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Podere Poggio Scalette

Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT Sangiovese 2017

Delightful but probably out of my price range. — 22 days ago


Bricco Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2018

J. Kim

Unprecedented level of weight and density without sacrificing the aromatic finesse and authenticity. The plushness of texture is distinctive but the aromatic range could be little wider. — 25 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Piggott Range Vineyard Syrah 2005

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Best with air, this is still a baby. Blueberry pie, purple flowers, rotundone, some black pepper, cocoa, coffee and bacon fat. Super dry with stiff tannin still. Lovely acid. Finish is long…like whoa. Drink now with patience or before 2035, no cap. — 2 days ago

Shay, Severn and 7 others liked this


Close Planted Yarra Valley Grenache 2017

Nose not giving much initially - just an earthy note - fairly contained. Probably opened a little young? The next night it showed red fruited aromatics of raspberry and strawberry. Very fine on the palate and quite delicious. The winemaker and owner Tom Carson with his French wife, Nadege, just won Viticulturalist of the year 2 days ago in the Halliday Wine Awards. They also import a range of Burgundies. In his “spare time “ Tom is also the winemaker at the highly regarded Yabby Lake. — 11 days ago

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Fine Ruby Porto

This is a really good NV tawny port and an exceptional value. The best port I've ever had in this price range — 18 days ago