Coonawarra, Limestone Coast

Yalumba

The Menzies Coonawara Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

After some travel and euro wines, the Aussie menthol / eucalypt in this jumped out at me. Love it. Earthy, savoury, less red fruited than I remember, ripe but balanced, fine tannin leaving a dry finish. After 3 or 4 hours the leatheriness had developed nicely, my last glass was the best, although not quite the heights of the prior vintage. — 22 days ago

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St. Hugo

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

very floral on the nose — a month ago

Raidis Estate

Cheeky Goat Pinot Gris 2016

Vanilla?, spice, and a touch of lime. Crisp. Really nice. — a month ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
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Jim Barry

The Cover Drive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep Ruby with medium + aromas of black fruits and spice. On the palate black currant, blackberry and black cherry flavors with cinnamon and eucalyptus notes. Full-body with vivid acidity, grippy full tannins on long finish. Needs some bottle age to soften, very good, nice value. Tasting Sample. — 20 days ago

Daniel P. and Paul liked this

The Advocate

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Surprisingly good for the price — 25 days ago

Kistler

Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

Thanks to @Mark Flesher for opening this as a side by side versus my 2016 Aubert Hudson. Same vintage, same vineyard source, very different wines. Whereas the Aubert was rich and powerful on both the nose and palate, this was decidedly more herbal on the nose with hay, herbal spices and underripe honeydew. Similar to the Aubert in how round and soft it was initially, but this one has less of the sweet fruit and toasted oak and in turn, has more sea spray, limestone, with added poached pear toward the middle and finish. — 13 days ago

Benjamin KeatorMark Flesher
with Benjamin and Mark
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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Compared to a 16 Aubert Hudson from the same year, the qualities of this wine are the same, yet also not so much the same. This wine has more herb on the front (basil, yellow fruit in the background) and more of a rounded yellow fruit finish with some pear and mango. Almost exactly the "anti-Christ" of the Aubert from a structure standpoint. The Kistler and Aubert 16 Chards were really neck and neck to me but I think the Aubert edged it out. But wow what different styles these were. I can see the Kistler going better with game dishes and the Aubert going better with charcuterie. And, in all honesty, considering that I have had some of these Kistlers and their cousins on the more aged side, my belief is that this one is only going to get a little more funky by the year, so I think now is the right time to pop these.
9.3

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

John Riddoch Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Lam S
9.4

Nose: dark fruit, vanila, oaky, dark chocolate. Pretty dry wine with Medium tp full nody, silky tannin, 7/10 acidity. Smooth and well balanced. Last about 24 seconds. Pretty good wine. — 20 days ago

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Brand's Laira

Blockers Coonawarra Chardonnay 2018

Lightly wooded. Really liked it. — 16 days ago

Cheryl thomson
with Cheryl

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Black Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Elegant and rich cassis and black cherry, cedar, excellent french oak flavour. Dry, mid acidity and mid sweet tannin. Slightly closer to great Rioja. Hint of aged bouquet and can age more. ABV13.5% — a month ago