Waitaki Valley, Otago


Caroline's Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Delicious balance of fruits and mild peppers. This is a gorgeous Pinot. — 2 months ago


Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Very good p/q. Reminds me of Giant Steps Applejack/Sexton. Clean red fruit, lavender, with a deeper spice note. There is Gibbston/Otago deep spice, then you get pure red strawberry. No discernible tannin, and acid is subdued, but at this pricepoint this is a buy. — 2 years ago

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Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016

Superb pinot noir, stylistically Willamette Valley on first blush (bright, fruit forward cherry attack) but with a nice tannin structure and gradually unfolding finish. Lovely! — 3 years ago

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Gibbston Valley

China Terrace Pinot Noir 2017

Normally one of my top 5 pinots, but tonight it feels forced and over-extracted. All the dark fruit and spice that we know but without the acid or freshness needed to lift this out of the sweet clawing soup. Still good but felt past its prime. — 5 months ago

Gibbston Valley

China Terrace Chardonnay 2019

Subtle flavors. No stainless taste. Maybe some slight oak? — 2 years ago

Gibbston Valley

Late Harvest Riesling 2014

2014 vintage drunk in 2020. Very smooth and sweet. — 3 years ago

Felton Road

Block 2 Central Otago Chardonnay 2015

David T

Did the Creator touch this land and turn this bottling into wine?

Gods country & Jesus wine.

Perfect mouthfeel & purity, gorgeous, delicate, soft citrus, round, waxy, honeysuckle, amazing, perfect, beautiful chalkiness, elegant, grey minerality, some of the best acidity & incredible balance in a wine I’ve had. The finish is in the theatre of, “Forget About It.” WOTN.

Very Burgundian and better than many I’ve enjoyed for less💰.

Photos of, the harvest time view of the valley floor from the property, open top fermenting Pinot Noir grapes, my property walk & talking w/owner Nigel Greening (amazing time with an amazing person/producer and outside concrete tanks...it’s an even warm to cool growing season that translates into a long fruit hang-time, amazing fruit & acidity.

@DawnE Perfect
— 3 years ago

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@David T Did you visit NZ and now currently in Spain David?
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@Bob McDonald Our fall, Spain 2015. Our Spring, Australia/NZ 2016.
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Amazing. So well balanced. Thanks for sharing!


Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

This is my new go-to pinot. Dark brooding and spicy. Very Gibbston Valley in character - almost up to Valli or Gibbston Valley single vineyard bottlings, but at half the price this is a strong buy. — 10 months ago

Dappled Wines

Pinot Noir 2019

In 3 months the wine seemed to have soften the tannin a bit, but it remains a big fruity pinot, it nearly makes me think of a Central Otago Pinot.
It is looking for a balance. Still young. Good flavour though.
— 3 years ago

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