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Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2017

Ron R

Wine Enthusiast lavished this with 97 pts, and personally, I beg to differ...
As with this varietal, complexity of flavors and perfume come along for the ride. The initial experience on the nose is predominantly notes of Yuzu and tangerine peel. Palate is piercing and close to gunpowder dry. It’s tense and nervy, with a hint of salinity. From a style perspective, if you enjoy CB, this is for you. For me, this is searing, and needs fatty foods to help it relax.
— 4 days ago

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Ron R

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Let me walk my prior comment back and try again:
I already feel bad. Do you need to go there? I feel duped and used. Now I feel a little better.
Mario Vaillancourt

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The plate looks delicious, hope you enjoyed!!
Ron R

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Thanks, @Mario Vaillancourt it’s a wifey creation 😍

Te Mata Estate

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Fresh aroma. Good green flavor. Acidic. Good for summer with cool temperature. 2018 @700, Medoc - XH, 200825-200831 — a month ago


Te Mana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Was delicious with oysters, crab pasta and octopus at dinner but then after it was reopened a few days later wasn’t as good 😂 — a month ago

Te Mata Estate

Coleraine Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Generally regarded as New Zealand’s best expression of a left bank Bordeaux blend. This is a dense Ruby red in colour. Aromas of cedar, cassis, mint, leafy and a menthol note - generally classic left bank descriptors. Quite balanced - a medium plus weight palate - medium tannins and acid. Still a good future into the late 20’s or early 2030s. Sam Kim, who is a NZ wine taster and commentator described this wine on release as the greatest wine ever released in New Zealand which was a big call at the time. Bob Campbell MW said “Coleraine doesn’t get much better than this. “ — 18 days ago

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Te Mata Estate

Zara Hawke's Bay Viognier 2018

A discovery from NZ. Fullbodied. Well balanced as from condrieu. — 2 days ago

Domaine de Rochebin

Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Excellent Bourgogne at Te Honu Iti, Cook’s Bay Mo’orea — 21 days ago

Craggy Range

Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Just really great with a goat Brie I picked up today.

Peaches, peaches, peaches for me in the bouquet.

Nice creamy / acidity balance. Really thought I would be underwhelmed by this label, but honestly this reminds me why I loved Sauvignon Blanc in the first place.

Just an all round, refreshing, lemongrass, melon, mango, pineapple, lychee flavor bomb. Classic.
— 25 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Foxy! We have one vixen that comes thru regularly to startle our chickens and eat lots of fallen apples.
S.S. Mandani

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@Severn Goodwin ha! This one tends to move around the apt unbeknownst to us.


Csontos Tokaji Furmint 2017

Komplex och koncentrerad med riktigt fin textur. Nötig, rökig, mogen citron, vitt te, nektar och gula plommon. Bra vulkanisk vingård norr om Tokaj, den klart bästa från WineWaves tokaj-låda. — 20 days ago

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