Thursday, 14 December 2017

Cooks Lot Allotment 666 Pinot Gris 2017

Such a delicious drink. There's plenty on offer here with the pleasure factor cranked high. Awarded the Trophy for Best Pinot Gris at the Orange Wine Show - deserved praise indeed.

d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2017

Try something a little different with your lazy holiday lunches. A variety not often seen standing on its own in Australia, this is a delicious example.

Dal Zotto Rosato 2017

I bought a glass of this off the list at a bar as we watched the sunset over the Noosa River. Bless.

Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

Not a bad little package for those seeking a cheap fizz for under $15.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Goodman Wines Pinot Noir 2015

I've been privileged to have a look at a number of wines by Kate Goodman of late - both her own label and her deeds for others. This Yarra Pinot is singing, more bass than pretty vocals mind you. Tap your foot to this beat.

Riposte The Scimitar Riesling 2017

Chilling at the surf club with a glass of this in hand and it's doing the job just fine.

Steels Gate Wines Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot that's a pleasure to drink and doesn't rip a hole in your pocket.

Lowe Wines Jodie Wilbertree Sparkling Rosé 2017

A cheeky and cheerful first Sparkling Rosé release from Mudgee's Lowe Wines.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Schwarz Wine Co Meta Shiraz 2016

Bunchy is the word and I dig it. Handpicked, 25% whole bunch, unfined, unfiltered. A blend of three vineyards from Moppa, Stonewell and Eden Valley. 2850 produced.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Even Keel Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2016

Consistency is a hallmark of these Even Keel wines.
Chardonnay hitting the mark this time.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Goodman Wines Vermentino 2016

Quite an interesting take on Vermentino. It's certainly not in the clean and crisp realm - but pleasure factor is high for those on the hunt for something with complexity and interest.

Golden Grove Estate Nero d'Avola 2016

Nero done proud. A super exciting drink that's an expression those in Sicily would be striving to achieve.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Yelland & Papps Devote Sparkling Vermentino 2016

I've never been one to follow instructions which may or may not have led to some frustration piecing together furniture. This time in I was on my best behaviour and followed the label instructions to the letter - 'Best enjoyed with freshly shucked oysters over summer.' What a treat. What a winner!

Cooks Lot Allotment 689 Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Hello sunshine! Sauvignon Blanc hitting the target, and as usual, Cook's Lot hit the mark offering great value.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Angove Alternatus Vermentino 2017

Apples and citrus fruit sit at the wheel of this approachable and refreshing Vermentino from McLaren Vale.

Driftwood Artifacts Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Rock solid Margaret River Cabernet though eyebrows were raised when 15% was noticed on the label. That said, the alcohol seems to be fairly well managed throughout - a small win I suppose.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Goodman Wines Chardonnay 2016

Smart Chardonnay. My posture and interest levels adjusted for the better when seeing the fruit comes from the highly rated and consistently high quality producing Willowlake Vineyard.

Parker Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2016

The fifth release of this solid Shiraz from the red Terra Rossa soils of Coonawarra. Often available in chain stores for under $20 makes this a good buy.

La La Land Vermentino 2017

Simple Vermentino from Victoria (no region supplied).