Rippon Vineyard

Rippon Vineyard

Emma's block Pinot Noir 2013

Adi K
8.9

Wow! Delicious Pinot Noir!! — 8 days ago

Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Riesling

Absolutely gorgeous. — 3 years ago

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Central Otago Riesling 1999

Dinner with the Mills’! — 4 years ago

Gibbston Valley

Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.2

On the nose, the fruits have a creamy cola quality. Black cherries, cherries, haunting blue fruits, strawberries, pomegranate, cranberries with red & pink roses and violets. The reserve is much more textured and lush than the two other Pinot's we tasted. The fruits on the palate match the nose. Heavier; clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & vanilla. Crushed rocks, dark soils, red roses & red flowers, black cherry cola, leathery, very good chalkiness & round acidity. The even finish is thicker, richer and more elegant with lifting spices that lingers on the palate. I couldn't resist using this photo I received of the view from "Rippon Estate" in the sunshine. The fog was still in during our morning visit. Additional photos of inside the "Gibbston Valley" Cellar Door. — 4 years ago

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@David T -Spectacular views to enjoy their wines! Fabulous pics & you enjoyed their wines as well!🍇🍷👍
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@Billy L. Thanks Billy. Really enjoyable.

Felton Road

Block 2 Central Otago Chardonnay 2015

David T
9.4

First, Central Otago is Gods country. Especially, in April. As well, amazing soil structure & climate for Chardonnay & Pinot Noir.

Then, if you like good White Burgundy that is clean, round with good viscosity and acidity for days, this is for you. If you fit that criteria & haven’t had a good Felton Road Chardonnay, you should.

You could put this in anyone’s hand, including some Master Sommeliers blind, they would call Burgundy. I would as well.

Felton Road was the highlight of our 2017 visit to Central Otago. Rippon was a close second. Jo Mills at Rippon has more passion for wine and making them completely biodynamic than anyone I’ve met & we have met a shit-ton of producers around the world.

The nose shows; mashed, sour lemons, lime zest & candy, just ripe pineapple, grapefruit with pith, touch of white stone fruits, butterscotch notes, beautiful chalkiness, some smokiness, saline, grey volcanics, vanillin, just a touch of maple with caramel, soft side of white spice, honey to marmalade quality, graham cracker with white & yellow florals.

The palate/ body is round, medium full, gorgeously sexy with excellent viscosity. Wire to wire steady & brilliant. Mashed, sour lemons, lime zest & candy, just ripe pineapple, grapefruit with pith, touch of white stone fruits, beautiful chalkiness, saline, grey, powdery, volcanics, limestone, vanillin, just a touch of maple with caramel, butterscotch, mint, eucalyptus, touch of fresh herbs, soft side of white spice, honey to marmalade quality, graham cracker with white & yellow florals & jasmine. The acidity is stunning & like a summer shower. The finish is; gentle, elegant, so well knitted & balanced and persistent for days.

Important to decant & let warm to just below room temp. 62-65 degrees.

The perfect pair is Jasper Hill Farms new Harbison Prosecco washed soft white cheese. Creamy on steroids.

Photos of our 2017 visit to Felton Road, the long view front the property, their front gate, outdoor concrete tanks and our property walk & talk with Owner Nigel Greening.

1/15/21
— 9 months ago

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Great note
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@Severn Goodwin Thank you my friend. Cheers! 🥂

Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Central Otago Mature Vine Riesling 2019

citron, fleurs, belle mineralitée élancée. — 5 months ago

Rippon Vineyard

Lake Wanaka Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc

The most mineral and least fruit driven Sauv Blanc tasted. Citrus and mineral dominate, with a bit of austere depth. Even more mineral than Sancerre — 3 years ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2012

Dense and savory. Dark fruit and earthiness. — 4 years ago

Rippon Vineyard

Jeunesse Young Vine Lake Wanaka Pinot Noir 2013

Classic cold climate Pinot. Deep red. Fruit forward but enough balance and structure to make it interesting. Well balanced acidity. Great wine — 5 years ago

John Desmond
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