Sunday, 30 September 2018
Savina Lane Fiano Classico 2017
Smart wines at Savina Lane. A gorgeous cellar door too with a stunning vista to welcome you. The cellar door is only open a few months of the year as most of the wines sold go to their membership. There's a suggestion from owners Brad and Cheryl Hutchings that the cellar door may not need to be open in the future such is the demand for their wines. Watch this space.
Moonrise Estate Blue Moon Shiraz 2014
There's those cellar door experiences which take you to higher places where you get caught up in the moment enjoying the scenery or the casual conversations and laughter with the host. Or, you get those which are forgettable leaving a bitter taste in your mouth. Go to Moonrise Estate if you want to experience the latter. What a disappointment.
Ridgemill Estate Riesling 2017
Pyramids Road Wines Verdelho 2018
I was in the hood and popped into Pyramids Road. It's always great catching up with Warren Smith. A down to earth gentleman, no show, no fuss, just a genuine bloke making solid wines.
Leeuwin Estate Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut 2014
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Cooks Lot Allotment 666 Pinot Gris 2018
Raidis Estate The Kid Riesling 2018
Ricca Terra Nero d'Avola 2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018
de iuliis LDR Shiraz 2017
There's no secret code to LDR - it just stands for Lovedale Road, the site where the fruit comes from and under the watchful eye of Joss de Iuliis - winemaker Mike de Iuliis' father.
Ricca Terra Daisy Chain 2018
Cooks Lot Allotment 689 Sauvignon Blanc 2018
When Cooks Lot wines come across the bench, I can't help but think value. Well crafted they are at a great price. An energetic Savvy for your trouble, if you don't mind.
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
TarraWarra Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2016
Tyrrell's Brookdale Semillon 2017
One of eleven Semillons in the Tyrrell's range. It's hard to shake the prestige this winery has for the variety.
Soumah Hexham Vineyard Pinot Grigio 2018
Singlefile Wines Run Free Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Heartland Directors Cut Shiraz 2015
Sirromet Terry Morris Chardonnay 2015
Cirillo 1850 Old Vine Grenache 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Ricca Terra Colour of Calmness Rosé 2018
de iuliis Semillon 2018
Rymill Coonawarra The Yearling Rosé 2018
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Raidis Estate Cheeky Goat Pinot Gris 2018
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2017
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Rymill Coonawarra The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Raidis Estate The Kelpie Sauvignon Blanc 2018
A sessional type Sauv Blanc. Why swim in the tsunami of New Zealand Sauv when there's tasty wines like this in our backyard?
Heartland Shiraz 2015
A 2015 release for around $20 - not often you see a wine at that price point held back that long, but here we are. There's plenty on offer too.
Tyrrell's Fordwich Verdelho 2017
There's an award at the Hunter Valley Wine Show for the winemaker of the best Verdelho - it's a tiara. Make of that what you will. This comes from what is said to be a top Verdelho site.
Blackbilly GSM 2016
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Soumah The Butcher 2016
If I owned a winery I'd name a wine after me. Why the hell not? That's what Soumah boss Brett Butcher has done here, and good on him. A blend of Syrah, Cabernet and Nebbiolo - I like his style.
Sirromet Terry Morris Shiraz Viognier 2016
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
de Iuliis Shiraz 2017
I had a number of Shiraz samples lined up on the bench. Some were double the price of this wine. Some were a little more fancy you could say. But this is what I kept coming back to. It's a wine you just want to drink. No frills. No bells and whistles. Just solid, damn good drinking Shiraz. Zero in on it I say.
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2015
Monday, 17 September 2018
Golden Grove Estate Rosé Brosé 2018
Ray Costanzo has mastered Vermentino by playing around with texture and skin contact. He's applying some of those techniques here, producing a Rosé which cranks the slurp factor high. Bang the bargain drum too - a beauty for $18!
Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016
I don't see a lot of Adelaide Hills Shiraz let alone Bird in Hand wines, so it's good to be back in the frame. Shiraz sourced from a range of sites in the region.
Sunday, 16 September 2018
de Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga 2017
Leeuwin Estate Classic Dry White 2017
Singlefile Wines Great Southern Riesling 2018
Single Vineyard Mount Barker Riesling release, but a delish drop nonetheless.
Friday, 14 September 2018
Singlefile Wines Single Vineyard Mount Barker Riesling 2018
Sirromet Terry Morris Signature Collection Merlot 2016
Omrah Crossing Shiraz 2015
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Angove Organic Rosé 2018
Pretty in pink, this cheeky Rosé is made from Shiraz fruit. Of the six Organic new releases received, this would be my top pick.
Yangarra Estate Blanc 2018
Fraser doesn't make bad wine - this is a beauty.
Singlefile Wines Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Angove Organic Cuvee Brut NV
An easy drinking and relatively inexpensive fizz. There's a good chance you could nab it for under $15 too. Organic, vegan-friendly and made with minimal preservatives which is sure to lure a few punters its way.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Lindsay Wine Estate Shiraz 2014
I had never heard of Lindsay Wine Estate until this sample arrived. Such new labels are always welcome at my door, and in my glass more particularly. A dense and concentrated type, age will be its friend - and it proved that.
Monday, 10 September 2018
Huntington Estate Pinot Noir Dry Rosé 2018
Strawberries and cream all the way. Whiffs of raspberries entice early with time in the glass introducing orange peel for interest.
Sunday, 9 September 2018
Angove Organic Chardonnay 2018
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