Mare Island Brewing Company

Channing Daughters

Envelope Chardonnay Blend 2014

Visited the vineyard on my birthday this past year and picked this baby up, last of their bottles.

Shades of peach in the glass 🍑

Dried apricots, honey, boozy bouquet

Not super linear, a bit of complex notes of apricot, citrus, and hay. A bit herby, a bit earthy🪴

Jammy and bramble, the silken texture is welcome and gives a plush, soft reason to come back for more
— 4 days ago

Ron, Severn and 3 others liked this

Hans Herzog Estate

Marlborough Viognier

Intense and ripe. Trampled flowers and dried yellow fruit. — a day ago

Eddie, Romain and 1 other liked this

Nautilus Estate

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

TJ
9.3

Loved it. Complex tart and fruity with a flinty nose. — 2 days ago

Ted, Ericsson and 4 others liked this

Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

Always excellent NZ Pinot
We are so fortunate to be able to source great wines across the ditch at reasonable prices
Earlier notes pertain
— a month ago

Ira, Bob and 1 other liked this

Waipapa Bay

Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019

2019 -Vintage -Green apple , white blossom , earth , mineral, med bodied nice PG lots more interest than most SB from Marlborough — 4 days ago

Paul, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Greywacke

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017: Medium-bodied. Medium acidity. Light tannins. Intense red fruit & spice aromas. Delicious ripe fruit flavors of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry & plum; soft notes of leather, smoke & oak and a long, spicy finish. All in all, this was a very enjoyable & pleasant wine. New Zealand Pinots are not a regular, “go to“ wine for me and this wine reminded me that its been way too long! This is the kind of wine that will make me change that mentality. Loved the uniqueness! Loved the robust flavors! Have a great day! Cheers 🇳🇿🍷 — 20 days ago

Trixie, Severn and 1 other liked this

Kim Crawford

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Third time trying this vintage in the past couple of weeks, want to make sure my rating’s on-point. This is super tropical with lots of passion fruit, pineapple, pear, and grapefruit and highly acidic finish. Very youthful and racy wine; I say this a bargain, stock up but drink up, as the charm fades quickly. Awesome vintage. Cheers. — 18 days ago

Aravind, Dawn and 19 others liked this
Brent Young

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This has been a good wine for a long time. How quickly do these need to be drunk? @Ericsson
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@Ericsson i have always enjoyed this wine!
Ericsson

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I say it’s ready now @Brent Young. IMHO, as time passes, the tropical notes fade and turn more citrus.

Joshua Cooper

Ray-Monde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Almost a year since my first Joshua Cooper wine and probably at the same restaurant at Burleigh Heads. Unlike last year’s note, the Ray-Monde is made from fruit sourced from Gippsland, not their home base of Macedon Ranges. Mid Ruby in colour with noticeable whole bunch influence - a light peppery note. A stalky bunchy dried cherry perfume. This wine walks the line perfectly between fruit (red and black cherry) and savoury characters. 33 year old Joshua Cooper is almost considered a natural winemaker. The only thing he adds is sulphur dioxide. His wines are now featuring on some of the leading Restaurant Lists in Australia and @Ceccherini Cristiano has posted previously when he was a Sommelier in Melbourne. Worth seeking out but unlikely to be found away from Australia. Winner of the Young Winemaker of the year in 2020 by Gourmet Traveller wine magazine. — 21 days ago

TheSkip, Aravind and 20 others liked this

Whitehaven

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

2020 vintage.
Bright white with a green hue.
Grassy, gooseberry and white peach aromas.
Medium bodied with crisp acidity, grapefruit, jalapeño, fresh cut herbs, tropical fruit and a zesty lime finish.
— 16 days ago

Alex, Ray and 5 others liked this
Brent Young

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Nice 👍 @Jamie Lauder Cheers!

Averill Creek Vineyard

Vermouth

Delicious blackberry wine from Canada. I can’t believe I am able to type this after 10 drinks. — 14 days ago

Josh, Turd and 1 other liked this