Kumeu River

Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay 2013

Taste like a lemon cheesecake. The notes of acacia and butterscotch are faint now. But this has depth and length, talk dirty to me and a piercing line of acidity running through. — 3 days ago

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Aubert

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.4

So consistent. We are happy we are on the allocation. Honeysuckle and butterscotch play out on the nose. Beautiful display on the palate. Starts with a burst of energy, which effortlessly glides onto bright citrus notes, with sherbet. So clean and refreshing, we could drink this like water! — 8 days ago

Sharon, P and 52 others liked this
Brandon Thurber

Brandon Thurber

Will be picking some of this up next week @Ron R ! Great notes.
Ron R

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Thanks, @Brandon Thurber. For the loot, we consider Aubert to be at the top of his game, bar none!
Evan Bienstock

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But so young.... must be hard to wait.

Small Vines Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

A fab rose that pairs well with food but can certainly stand on its own. — 4 days ago

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Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pale yellow with pleasing aromas of citrus and sweet peaches. One of the few barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc's which adds a wonderful toasty oak flavor setting this wine apart from the rest. Complex palate of flavors, fresh fruit, lemons, grapefruit, peaches, Asian pears and baked apple with tea and spicy acidity. Slight herb notes with a smooth and creamy well balanced finish ending with a gentle sweet character. A Fav! — 2 days ago

Shay, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Hartford Court

Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

16’ Hartford Court Three Jacks Vineyard.
Better then my last bottle!! Medium/deep golden color to it. Tangerine, dried apricot, banana, a drop of caramel.
Medium+ bodied, vibrant & fresh, with good acidity & nice richness. No need to hold on to these wines. Enjoy!
— 7 days ago

David, P and 43 others liked this

Foppiano

Grant Station Carignane 2016

Medium purple color. Aromas of raspberry, cranberry and star anise. Delicious red fruit with a sandalwood finish. — 9 days ago

Vanessa, P and 14 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Fabulous photo!🍷

De Wetshof

Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018

Limestone soil, huge diurnal shifts accelerated by wind. De Wetshof pioneered the first unoaked Chardonnay in the region. Sea salt, oyster, saline, fresh lemon, lemon zest, white peach, white pear, green apple, sour cream from malo, reductive, high dry extract with no oak. Gravelly on the palate. Racy acidity, medium body, medium plus finish, 13% abv. — 3 days ago

Peter, Ira and 1 other liked this

Rochioli

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014

First time trying this producer - lovely chard. On entry lemon curd & butter; as it develops slightly more mineral-driven with sugar-coated lemon, assorted citrus, bruised pear, orange, and ginger. Big bodied yet still gulpable. — 17 hours ago

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Birichino

Old Vines Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault 2019

Cinsault - 130+ year old vines
Organic, unfiltered, nouveau style, 12.5% abv. Body is light, red fruit, med acid, some tannin, good food wine, spring picnic and warm weather red. On second day of being opened, more fruity raspberry notes appeared.

From website:
Twenty-five acre own-rooted Bechthold vineyard, planted in 1886 by German immigrant Joseph Spenker, is the oldest continuously farmed vineyard in Lodi. 

Nestled in the Mokelumne River area of Lodi, the organically dry farmed vineyard with head-trained vines is believed to be the world’s oldest surviving Cinsault vineyard.
— 14 days ago

Daniel, David and 2 others liked this

Woodlands

Chloe Chardonnay 2014

Mid Lemon in colour. Nutty aromas with some orange peel and leesy notes. On the medium weight palate some restrained stone fruit flavours well integrated with the oak - well balanced. Medium plus intensity and length. Proving once again that the strengths of Margaret River are Cabernet and blends as well as Chardonnay. Chloe is the premium Chardonnay cuvée from Woodlands. — 3 days ago

David, Billy and 10 others liked this
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About to taste 34 Grand Cru Burgundys for the Annual Tasting at Prince Wine Store in Melbourne - from the 2016 vintage. Always the highlight of the tasting calendar. Saturday 18th January.