Recommendation: A wonderful “New World” Australian white we could drink again and again. FANTASTIC lunch wine!!!

Winery/Producer: Fraser Gallop Estate; Wilyabrupp, Western Australia.

Grape Variety: Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Margaret River, Western Australia.

Price: $25.90 (ARS$) about $ 20.00 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee. [click to continue…]

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Loveblock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

by Ray on April 1, 2015

Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer: Loveblock Vintners; Auckland, New Zealand.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Central Otago, New Zealand.

Vintage: 2011.

Price: $39.99 (NZ$) about $30.20 (US$) plus a $20corking fee. [click to continue…]

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Wine Tasting: Soljans Estate Winery

by Ray on April 1, 2015


Winery/Producer: Soljans Estate Winery; Tony Soljan and Aaron Bilcich wine makers.

Appellation: Grapes are grown in: Kumeu, Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne, New Zealand.

Tasting Room and Location:
Soljans Estate Winery
366 State Highway 16
Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand
www.soljans.co.nz [click to continue…]

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Unico Zelo Sauvignon Blanc 2014

by Ray on March 31, 2015


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING “old world” Sauvignon Blanc at a good price.

Winery/Producer: EV Estates; Gumeracha, Australia.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Adelaide Hills, Australia.

Vintage: 2014 (Bottle Number 4463)

Price: $25.90 (AUS) about $19.80 (US) plus a $20 corking fee. [click to continue…]

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Te Mata Awatea Cabernets/Merlot 2013

by Ray on March 31, 2015


Recommendation: A good “new world” Cabernet/Merlot blend with firm tannins and an excellent structure, all at a great price.

Winery/Producer: Te Mata Estate Winery; Havelock North, New Zealand.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $29.99 (NZ$) about $22.00 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee. [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: A “not bad” New Zealand Pinot Noir.

Winery/Producer: Rabbit Ranch Wine Company; Queensland, New Zealand.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Central Otago, New Zealand.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $24.99 (NZ$) about $18.90 (US$) plus $20 corking fee. [click to continue…]

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Pennon Hill Montalto Pinot Noir 2013

by Ray on March 31, 2015


Recommendation: DELICIOUS fresh and fruity Pinot Noir.

Winery/Producer: Montalto; Red Hill, Australia.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Mornington Peninsula; Victoria, Australia.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $37.90 (AUS$) about $29.00 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee. [click to continue…]

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Mauro Cosecha Castilla y Leôn 2012

by Ray on March 31, 2015


Recommendation: Outstanding blend of Tempranillo and Shrah and an excellent value at this price.

Winery/Producer: Bodegas Mauro; Valladolid, Spain.

Grape Variety: 90% Tempranillo and 10% Shrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Castilla y Leôn, Spain.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $26.50 euros, about $28.00 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: A GREAT Australian Sauvignon Blanc that’s good with food and delicious drinking alone.

Winery/Producer: Leeuwin Estate; Western Australia.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Margaret River; Western Australia.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $36.90 (AUS$) about $20.00 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee. [click to continue…]

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Equinox Waipara Hills Pinot Noir 2012

by Ray on March 31, 2015


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING Pinor Noir at a very good price.

Winery/Producer: Waipara Hills Wine Estate; Waipara, New Zealand.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Waipara Valley, New Zealand.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $24.99 (NZ) about $18.50 (US) plus a $20 corking fee. [click to continue…]

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