Kumeu, Auckland

Kumeu River

Hand Harvested Kumeu Pinot Gris 2016

They don’t make a bad wine. Fairly reductive to begin but blew off the unveil honeysuckle, pear skin, pear, custard apple, tangerine and yellow peach. Slight residual sugar well offset by the touch of phenolics. Lovely Gris — 13 days ago

Simon, Scott and 1 other liked this

Tantalus Vineyards

Écluse Reserve Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

One of the best wines I had in New Zealand, delicious! — 9 days ago

Destiny Bay

Magna Praemia Waiheke Island Red Blend 2013

Very Bordeaux like, amazing concentration, showing strong even from the beginning. Sadly, way too expensive though. — 2 months ago

Jody, Severn and 7 others liked this

Kumeu River

Coddington Chardonnay

Vintage 2011 — 8 days ago

Eric, Willem and 3 others liked this

Man O' War Vineyards

Warspite Cabernet Franc Blend 2016

Deep earthy red with good length — 11 days ago

Alex, Mark and 15 others liked this

Passage Rock

Reserve Waiheke Island Syrah 2008

Delicious. Very Rhône like with black pepper notes — a month ago

Hermes, Mike and 2 others liked this

Destiny Bay

Mystae Waiheke Island Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Very good but needs hours of decanting. — 2 months ago

Severn, David and 4 others liked this

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2016

Very floral with notes of gardenia, lavender & citrus needs more time to come around. — a month ago

Ryan, Ely and 6 others liked this

Obsidian

Waiheke Island Reserve Syrah

Much more complexity than the estate Syrah. Wine tasting — a day ago

Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

“Everything in its place” is how Jancis put it. A nearly perfect wine. Bold components executed with precision. On day four, at room temp, it’s singing it’s denouement. Uniquely New Zealand. An uplifted zippy fruit freshness with vanilla spice integrated into slippy malo and citric acids.

Concentrated, acidic, buttery, and full of explosive ripe pear, starfruit, and butterscotch.
— 2 months ago

Velma, Brandon and 23 others liked this
Ron R

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That’s a good point, @Ely Cohn. I’m on CT, but never use it now. Can’t even remember my handle...
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@Ron R @Severn Goodwin the software and database is way better. More accurate and easier to use for reference purposes. But old school.
Severn Goodwin

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@Ron R @Ely Cohn For database management, I'm more of a standalone software guy. I've been using The Uncorked Cellar (www.uncork.biz) for honestly coming up on almost two decades. We've got a fairly sizeable collection and this really allows me to keep great track of things, mostly for storage location among other things. The programmer, Brian Allen, is based in Australia and has been very receptive and helpful in fixing bugs as the software evolved over many, many years.