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    Aotea The Seifried Family Cabernet Franc 2019

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Note: Inky with ripe generous tannins and a rich fruit palate. Flavours of blueberry, cacao nib and hints of freshly cracked pepper are irresistible on the palate and leave a lingering impression.

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    Awatea Cabernets/Merlot 2020

    Written by bluestone0924

    A deep crimson colour, with lifted floral, ripe blackberry cedar and spice aromas. The palate is laden with rich dark cherry, chocolate and Provence herb flavours, with a fine, persistent tannin finish.

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    Flying Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Crisp, vibrant and refreshing. This classic Sauvignon Blanc's colour is pale straw with green lights. Ripe tropical passion fruit, gooseberry and green capsicum aromas balance with crisp acidity and herbal notes to add complexity and depth to a long lingering finish. An ideal match with...

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    Gravel and Loam Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Bright, lively gooseberry aromas alongside notes of fresh herbs and grassy tones. Vibrant passion fruit, citrus and peach characters with top notes of melon and kiwi. Soft apple and white pear flavours balance. Well-structured zesty acidity with fantastic length and elegance. Enjoy as an a...

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    Merlot/Cabernets 2019

    Written by bluestone0924

    A youthful magenta colour, with powerful dark rose, blackberry, plum, chocolate, thyme and cedar characters. The palate is both complex and delicious, with rich, sweet fruit flavours on a supple, dry tannin structure that provides length and a refreshing finish.

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    Orchard Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2021/22

    Written by Helen Wilson

    This estate-bottled Marlborough Sauvignon is produced by a winery with 26 hectares of vineyards situated to the south of the Wairau River in the heart of the prestigious Rapaura region. Trained oenologist, Kate Acland, set it up in 2007 and today runs it with her husband, David, along wi...

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    Pa Road Sauvignon Blanc 2021/22

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Note The lemon zest and passionfruit theme carries through the palate, supported by delicate black currant and aniseed notes. The finish is crisp and clean with hints of lingering spice and a touch of chalky minerality.   Food Pairing This would pair perfectly with...

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    Pinot Gris Black Edition 2013 Little Beauty

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Notes The palate is rich and slightly oily. Characters might remind you of toffee, baked peach, crème caramel, lanolin, caramelised almond, plus something earthy. The kernel type flavours give a serious line to the palate, which finishes rounded and voluptuous, but dry. &nbs...

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    Pinot Gris The Seifried Family 2021

    Written by bluestone0924

    The 2016 Seifried Pinot Gris is lush and flavoursome. The nose has pear, fresh peach and soft spice. The palate is broad with layers of fruit and gently textured phenolics which linger on the finish.

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    Pinot Noir 2014 , Dublin St.

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Notes Medium dark red hue lifted bright nose, dried plum and dense ripe cherry notes. Palate is polished with elegant tannins, good fruit sweetness and appropriate savoury mushroom development. Finishes with flick of sweet herbs and spice. Drinking nicely.   Food Pair...

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    Riverby Estate Chardonnay 2021

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Wine Makers Notes Riverby Estate’s Chardonnay block was planted in 1989, making it one of the oldest Chardonnay blocks in Marlborough, and one of the few still on its own roots. It is also one of the few exclusively planted with the Mendoza clone of Chardonnay: Mendoza having long bee...

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    Riverby Estate Noble Riesling 2019

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Tasting Notes This wine has a vibrant, pale to mid gold colour. On the nose it is instantly appealing with a myriad of clearly defined aromas: notably honey-suckle, dried apricots and peaches, caramel, marzipan, marmalade and exquisite garden florals and spices. Despite its sweetness an...

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    Riverby Estate Pinot Gris 2023

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Wine Makers Notes Our Pinot Gris block was planted in 2006, so it is now gaining vine age and this is starting to be reflected in our increasingly complex Pinot Gris style. It is important with Pinot Gris to carefully manage yields. Left unrestrained this variety can easily get out of h...

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    Riverby Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Riverby Estate derives its name from the tranquil Opawa River, which winds through the Marlborough Region of New Zealand. Riverby Estate is ideally positioned in the very heart of Marlborough, New Zealand. Situated at Jacksons Road, Blenheim, immediately adjacent to renowned Marlborough Vi...

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    Riverby Estate Sali’s Block Riesling 2019

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Wine Makers Notes One special part of our vineyard is called Sali’s Block. It is now well over 20 years old and it produces some of our most intensely varietal Riesling grapes. We allow this block to develop a small amount of botrytis infection to add the natural sweetness we desire f...

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    Riverby Estate Sauvignon Blanc

    Written by Helen Wilson

    Riverby Estate derives its name from the tranquil Opawa River, which winds through the Marlborough Region of New Zealand. Riverby Estate is ideally positioned in the very heart of Marlborough, New Zealand. Situated at Jacksons Road, Blenheim, immediately adjacent to renowned Marlborough Vi...

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