USA : CALIFORNIA : RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
MEDIUM BODIED, CHERRY/RED FRUIT, FRESH TEA, SPICE, OAKThis limited release wine (only 150 cases!) is perfectly balanced between tart cherry and red berry character and a rounded oak finish. Powerful but delicate, this is drinking wonderfully now and will age well for years
Germany : Mosel : Saar : Niedermenniger Herrenberg
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, HERBAL, MINERAL, FRESH, NEUTRAL OAK
Mosel might be a bit cold for a finicky grape like Pinot Noir but this bottling shows the potential. Aromas of tart bing cherry and fresh green herbs on the nose. Cranberry and wild strawberry mingle on the palate with accents of wood spice, smoke, and crunchy minerality.
$27GERMANY : BADEN
NEW ZEALAND : AUCKLAND
MEDIUM-LIGHT-BODIED, RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, FLORAL, SPICE, OAK
A very light and refreshing style of pinot from winemaker Michael Brajkovich, who was New Zealand’s first Master of Wine (MW). Fresh, light, and dry, with a vibrant edge and nice hint of chalky tannins — the palate is lightweight yet fruity with a lick of oak spice and angular acidity.