Lots of blackcurrants, licorice and mint with some graphite on the nose. Medium to full body with integrated tannins and a very long, fresh finish. Rather open already. Another year or two will make it even better. Pure cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold. –J.S.
Extremely perfumed, with blackberry, lavender and rose-petal aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with an integrated palate and very fine tannins that give length and definition to the wine. Some citrus undertones, too. Give it a year or two to open. September 2023 release. –J.S.
Sweet-berry, bark and pine-needle aromas with some cedar. Flowers, too. Medium-to full-bodied, fresh and bright with firm tannins and a lively acidity. Crunchy and vivid. Firm tannins. Austere, in a sophisticated way. Drink or hold. - J.S.
This is a wonderfully balanced and concentrated red with black-cherry, sour-cherry, mineral and lavender aromas and flavors. Some slate, too. Medium to full body and creamy tannins. Crunchy finish. Precise wine. Drink or hold on release. –J.S.
This ballerina pink rosé is a balanced and refreshing drop that drinks like a straight SB. The varietal vegetal characters are out in full force on the aromatic nose. Summer veg garden notes of green bell pepper and tomato leaf mingle with pink grapefruit, pineapple and passionfruit. The palate is bone dry with zingy acidity and crunchy green veg and juicy fruit flavors. There’s a bit of a sulphuric burn towards the finish, but overall a highly crowd-pleasing drop. Palm Bay International. Best Buy. —C.P.
The heady aromas we’ve come to expect from NZ Sauvignon Blanc are out in full force here: freshly sliced green bell pepper, passionfruit, guava, lime and grapefruit pith, with a little of that feline pungency. It’s balanced, fresh, slippery and crisp with the ultimate drinkability factor. Palm Bay International. —C.P
This inky purple wine has a nose of fruits of the wood and green bell pepper and flavors of dark berries, violet, milk chocolate and eucalyptus. Bold tannins hang on into a long finish. Kosher. Palm Bay International. —M.D.
Deep ruby in the glass, this wine offers aromas of black cherry, cassis and thyme. It is bright at first sip, with flavors of cranberry and pomegranate that are followed by downy tannins and flavors of dark chocolate, dried Mediterranean herbs, jasmine. A note of orange zest commands your attention on the long finish. Kosher. Palm Bay International. —M.D.
This dark red-violet wine has aromas of cassis, blackberry and a touch of green bell pepper. It feels good in the mouth with plush tannins and flavors of black cherry, black currant, milk chocolate and violet and a bright finish. Kosher. Palm Bay International. —M.D
Light blush in color, this wine has aromas of peach, green pear and white flowers. Flavors of apple, white cherry, a soft touch of cranberry and toasted almond culminate in a splash of lemon on the finish. Kosher. Palm Bay International. —M.D.
This medium straw colored wine has a bouquet of Bartlett pear and toasted hazelnut. It is smooth on the palate, with flavors of Granny Smith apple, apricot, almonds and oregano. Kosher. Palm Bay International. —M.D.
Dark ruby to the eye, this wine has a nose of fruits of the wood, smoked meat and thyme. It is bright at first sip. Flavors of cranberry and pomegranate are joined by firm tannins and notes of dark chocolate and roasted almond. There is a touch of violet on the long finish. Kosher. Palm Bay International. —M.D.
Dark ruby in color, this wine has a bouquet of dark plums, bramble berries and a hint of summer farm stand. It has flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, bittersweet chocolate, espresso bean and olive tapenade wrapped up in supple tannins. There is a pleasant but unexpected note of jalapeño on the finish. Kosher. Palm Bay International. —M.D
A bright nose of lemon zest with some white blossom, cashew and brioche. Generous and lemony, with a creamy mousse and a fresh, flavorful palate. 40% xarel-lo, 40% macabeu and 20% parellada. Drink now. –J.S.