Tonight I have opened the 2017 Te Awanga Rod McDonald Mister Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose there is generous amounts of lime, guava, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, nectarine, white flowers, minerality and wet concrete.
On the palate I am finding nice citrus, lime, white peach, green apple, kiwi fruit, nectarine, celery, herbs and minerality.
This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that moves nicely into a long clean citrus finish. Have a continued great weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 11 hours ago
It took a good hour for the funk to blow off, then it blossomed into a beautiful mid-weight Cabernet with gorgeous purity of cherry fruit accented by pipe tobacco. Good structure, yet at the same time feels almost weightless on the palate. Very nice. — 11 days ago
2013 vintage. Blend of Semillon, Chard, Sauv Blanc, Orange Muscat, Viognier, Gewurz, Riesling. Deep gold color, full-bodied, med+ acid. Fresh white peach, white flower, honey, vanilla notes. — a day ago
Definitely California oak! But there is a place in my heart for wines like this. Huge dark fruit, some spice, and cream from the oak. What I like is there is acidic backbone to this guy that helps with the oak. It went well with bacon split pea soup. — 7 days ago
A stunning example of perfectly mature California Chardonnay. Deep golden color, but no trace of oxidative notes on the nose or palate. Fresh and vibrant with lots of baked apples and pears accompanied by hints of butterscotch and hazelnuts. Just lovely. — 17 days ago
Happy Halloween everyone. I stopped today and picked up a few wines for the weekend and this 2017 Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc South Island Marlborough New Zealand is the one I have chosen to have tonight. New Zealand continues to amaze me with their Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose are beautiful fruit notes and grapefruit leads the way and lime is right behind, white peach, nectarine rind and a nice mineral backbone.
On the palate that citrus fruit continues with lime, grapefruit, white peach, nectarine, herbs, spice and minerality.
This wine is medium bodied that has a really a good crisp, clean, fresh mouth feel and medium + acidity that leads into a long fruit mineral laden finish. I hope everyone are enjoying their Halloween just please be safe out there. Nostrovia! The 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 17 days ago