Orange, Central Ranges

Pepper Tree

Venus Block Orange Chardonnay 2014

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

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Bunnamagoo Estate

Mount Lawson Semillon Sauvignon blanc 2019

Sweet goodness in the Tiny House. Yummy with Tony’s Thai curries! — 17 days ago

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Chalone Vineyard

Estate Grown Chalone Chenin Blanc 2017

Beautiful straw color. Smells like flowers and lemon dessert. Also ground up rocks. Flavors are voluminous and full for white. I’d even say creaminess is in there. Body is big. Hints of honey. Orange flower honey. — 17 days ago

MaJ, Ericsson and 3 others liked this

See Saw Wine Company

Organic Orange Pinot Noir Rose 2020

Full and fruity for a rose, not dry. Nice round flavour. Kind of chardonnayish — a month ago

Logan Wines

Weemala Sauvignon Blanc 2018

WineText, $17.36, 3/30/21. Buy again! — a month ago

Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

Rose & Son Brioche Skin Contact Grüner Veltliner Blend 2019

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

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Field Recordings

Skins Chenin Blanc Blend

Honeysuckle and citrus on the nose which continues on the pallet. Hint of peach on the finish. Very nice orange wine! — 15 days ago

Gilbert by Simon Gilbert


Full bodied, lovely nose — 25 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

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

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Railsback Freres Winery

Les Rascasses Santa Ynez Valley Rosé Blend 2020

salty, sea air notes, tangerine or orange peel, stone fruits. about the best rose I can remember having. — 11 days ago

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