Kumeu River

Kumeu River

Estate Chardonnay

At low $30’s this was top value but at low $40’s its about right. Broad across the palate; same oaky, mealy, lees as the single vineyard bottlings but the tightness and austerity is replaced with more immediately approachable sweet melon fruit. Good lick of acid gives the balance needed. Very solid. — 8 days ago

Racquel N
with Racquel

Merry Edwards

Meredith Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Deep purple color. Aromas of blackberry, cassis and vanilla. Black fruit on the palate, hint of raspberry and black tea on the finish. Ab Fab — 3 days ago

Shay, Bryan and 12 others liked this

Hartford Court

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Nice blend of aromas. Green apple, pear, white flowers and a touch of citrus. Same fruits on the pallet along with hints of almonds and yellow apple. Hint of salinity on the finish. Not buttery at all. Exceptional balance and complexity. Crisp and medium bodied. Thank You John P. — 13 days ago

Paul, Bob and 3 others liked this

Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Yes! This again. Heavily oaked Pinot but so beautiful on the pallet with ripe fruit and fresh acidity plus the hefty feel. Cheers again. — 7 days ago

Juan, Billy and 12 others liked this
Juan Pablo Perez

Juan Pablo Perez

On the same wavelength tonight … had the 2018

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2016

Serious wine. Easily Burgundy 1er cru level in terms of size, structure, and complexity. Oak influence is strong on both the nose and palate, but it is perfectly balanced with the fruit, and the steely struck match smokiness. Citrus, stone fruit, mineral, mixed with caramel and brioche notes. Very long and built to last. Impressive and worth every penny of A$66. — 15 days ago

Racquel N
with Racquel
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Matthiasson

Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

After dinner bottle. Dark fruit and subtle spice. Medium plus depth. I don’t drink much Zin, so this seemed decent. — 3 days ago

Brooke Weaver JakubowskiSteve Gautier
with Brooke and Steve
Eddie, Mike and 3 others liked this

Monte Smith

Leras Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Magnum! I absolutely LOVE this wine. This is a wow wine. Smooth mouth coating blueberries and red fruits. Thank you Tom and Melissa! — 2 days ago

Mike, Josh and 3 others liked this

Telaya

Snake River Valley Syrah 2016

Excellent Syrah that has aged very well into a balanced wine with well integrated, soft tannins, dark, dry fruit with hints of mulberry, blue and blackberry. Nice spice and evolving layers of flavor on the finish. Decant for at least one hour to receive the full symphony. — 2 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Jan, Ira and 1 other liked this

Orin Swift Cellars

Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Dense, verging on oily.
Tastes like a big bowl of fruit salad (grapes, cantaloupe, green pineapple and apricots; seasoned with touches of mint and lemonzest).
A big, bold and audacious SB.
— 5 days ago

Jan, Shay and 10 others liked this

Stella Bella

Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Very pleased with this wine! Stone fruit, papaya, florals, almonds, minerals and mild honey and vanilla. 45 min decant. Butter was present on the nose but surprisingly not on palate!
To me this shows more Burgundy in style 👍..appreciate the 13% alc.
Apparently this is
#25 of Wine Enthusiast top 100 of 2021. It also received a rating of 94 from ? Every time I pick up the glass it changes!
— 10 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 16 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Great to see Stella Bella available in the USA - a great district and year for Chardonnay. Glad you enjoyed it Dawn.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Bob McDonald Costco find!