48 cases made 😮. 2008 straight from the winery library. — 21 hours ago
The ‘Eddie’s Patch’ is a two-acre steep east-facing hillside parcel of vines that is set on rocky and gravel soils. rocks and gravel. A darker color than the ‘DuMol Estate’ Syrah, this shows really nice range from dark fruits to bacon fat to Umami on the nose. The palate has a good combination of weight and tension, showing downright delicious dark fruit and citrus rind flavors, with stony undertones. Lithe and delicious, this beautiful Syrah will continue to evolve well over the next fifteen plus years. Drink 2019-2033- 94 — 7 months ago
Tonight's wine is the 2018 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.
The nose reveals aromas of lime, grass, melon, grapefruit, mandarin orange, orange peel and wet concrete.
On the palate there are notes of grapefruit, nectarine, passionfruit, lime and mlm limestone minerality.
This wine is medium bodied with a smooth rich balance and high acidity that moves right into a long clean, crisp, minerality finish. I am really liking these New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and they don't disappoint. Let's have a great weekend this weekend and enjoy whatever wine or wines you decide to drink. Lets be safe and be kind to each other. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 2 months ago
Cloudy Bay’s 33rd vintage. I’ve been a fan since their 12th. In fact, their 1996 was my epiphany wine; it was THE bottle that started it all. Founded in 1985 by David Hohnen of Margaret River’s Cape Mentelle along with its first winemaker, Kevin Judd, who would go on to spend 25 years there before creating his own label, Greywacke. Judd is widely considered as the pioneer responsible for elevating New Zealand wine to its current status. Judd also happens to be one of the best wine photographers in the world (I highly recommend his ‘The Landscape of New Zealand Wine’). Cloudy Bay was acquired by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Möet Hennessy) in 2003. Production of the 2017 vintage was down due to Cyclone Debbie. All fruit that was not harvested prior to the storm was discarded. Lime oil and white grapefruit combine with lemongrass and apricot, and will have you bracing for a razor sharp acidity to come, but what follows is superb balance. There’s a ping of acidity that’s just enough, which allows the flavors to linger just a little longer than usual. Still a fan. — 2 years ago
Very unique experience, mineral-like and fruity — a month ago
Marlborough doesn’t solely belong to Sauvignon Blanc, and this Chard is here to prove it. Expansive and palate coating, it tastes of poached pear, ripe yellow apple, brioche, and toasted macadamia. Rich and the spiritual opposite of the same region’s entry SBs. — a year ago
"Church vineyard." From the upper Ahr, with a higher percentage of slate and greywacke, this is coursing with mineral tension, dark fruit, and fine oak integration on a sturdy medium frame. Winner — 2 years ago