See previous notes. They still apply. All the hallmarks of modern Australian Chardonnay. Nutty leesy aromas with rock melon notes - from the cool climate district near the city of Orange. A light to medium weight palate. Proving that the Orange/Tumbaramba district is a great area for cool climate Chardonnay with Penfolds sourcing fruit from here for their top Chardonnays like Yattarna. Also Phillip Shaw (former winemaker for Rosemount when they were famous) has set up a winery here under his own name. — 3 days ago
Sweet goodness in the Tiny House. Yummy with Tony’s Thai curries! — 17 days ago
Full and fruity for a rose, not dry. Nice round flavour. Kind of chardonnayish — a month ago
WineText, $17.36, 3/30/21. Buy again!￼ — a month ago
With just a few days of skin contact under its belt, this wine straddles the line between a rich white and orange wine. Appearance is translucent gold. On the nose this wine is soft and quiet with some subtle citrus, honey, and stone. Dry and light-bodied, with a crisp tart apple and botanical flavor. Finish is on the shortish side with a hint of tannin. Overal a balanced, elegant affair. — 12 days ago
Honeysuckle and citrus on the nose which continues on the pallet. Hint of peach on the finish. Very nice orange wine! — 15 days ago
Full bodied, lovely nose — 25 days ago
Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict, Sta. Rita Hills, Pinot Noir, 2016, ABV 13.5%.
This Pinot Noir comes from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County in the Central Coast region of California. Despite California having generally a Mediterranean climate, due to its westerly location, Sta. Rita Hills AVA receives cooling maritime and fog influences from the Pacific Ocean, aiding in the preservation of acidity, lending balance, finesse, and elegance to the resulting wine.
This wine is medium ruby with a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include primary notes of candied cherry, strawberry rhubarb, orange peel, violet, tulip, mint, wet stone, white pepper, secondary notes of nutmeg, and tertiary notes of earth and wet leaves.
On the palate this wine is dry, with medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, delicate tannin, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium(+) finish.
This is a beautiful wine with a strong fruit character and expression. It is well-balanced and offers concentrated aromatics and flavors and nice complexity. — 7 days ago