Showing posts with label Yarra Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yarra Valley. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Alkimi Mistral Series Marsanne 2020

 


Marsanne continues to be a strong performer for Stu Dudine and he says that this 2020 release is his best. If you like your whites with a little bit of shape, stretch your interest levels a little further and give this a crack.

Alkimi Wild Dreams Light Dreams 2022

Made for large pours and plentiful plates of food, give it a slight chill and you're away.

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Valentine Chardonnay 2021

 

Dom Valentine knows a thing or two about Chardonnay having spent some time at Oakridge before breaking out to his solo venture. The fruit for this great expression is sourced from the Lone Star Creek vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley.

Monday, 28 November 2022

Valentine Sauvignon Blanc 2020

 

Fancy piss. This is the type of Sauv Blanc you'd be slinging in Fitzroy with cool beats in the background. It's good gear.

Alkimi Wild Dreams Pinot Gris 2022

 

A certified organic Pinot Gris from Stu Dudine. The Wild Dreams showcases his inventive hipster side. This is Pinot Gris for those who ride skateboards with their hats on backwards. 

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Pinot Gris 2021

 

Some wines are better with food. That's not to say they are dud wines, but wine was made to enjoy with a meal and that will only enhance the experience. This Pinot Gris exemplifies that.

Friday, 18 November 2022

Oakridge 864 Henk Vineyard Aqueduct Block Pinot Noir 2021

 

We are in elite company here. Yarra Valley on high. Sure it's at a premium price but heaven ain't come cheap. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Pinot Noir 2021

 

Like a Pinot with spice? Go to the Oakridge Willowlake. Love the sleek touch? Go to Hazeldene. What a stunning Pinot Noir this is. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Pinot Noir 2021

 

Henk is the boss. The more I see the wines from this vineyard the more I play the fanboy. Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in the zone. Yes!

Oakridge Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2021

 

Oakridge has the luxury of covering all price points. Slotting in at $30, this Yarra Valley range Pinot Noir is a solid wine. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

 

Willowlake doing Willowlake things. A wonderfully weighted Pinot Noir from Oakridge albeit with a little more spice this time. I can't recall a similar release but it's still damn slurpable.

Oakridge Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

 

Guns 'n' Roses could have sung "Lay me down on a bed of Cabernet" and this bottle could have been on the album cover for that matter. It's just glorious. Find a comfy chair and you navigate the rest. 

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Seville Estate Old Vine Reserve Shiraz 2020

 

Seville Estate has this air of brilliance about it. Drive in and it's that quaint cellar door but dig deep and it's all focus and sophistication. This Shiraz lights those traits up and then some. 

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Oakridge 864 Funder and Diamond Drive Block Chardonnay 2020

 

All that sparkles and glistens. A Chardy party for your insides. Another sublime Oakridge 864 awaits.

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Dappled Traditions Cabernets 2020

 


Shaun Crinion, the owner and winemaker of Dappled Wines, sure knows how to slap together a smart wine. A chilled out dude, he is quite considerate about his craft. This Cabernets is a top drink and screams value - as do all of his wines.

Kellybrook Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

 

Kellybrook's best Pinot and only 50 dozen were produced. First planted in 1975, this is a blend of their best barrels.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2021

 

What a beauty! Oakridge has nailed another Chardonnay. From the Yarra Valley's Woori Yallock district, this Henk vineyard is all class. Concentrated with charming depth, lovely lines of intrigue captivate.

Gundog Estate Indomitus Rutilus 2021

 

This is Matt Burton's take on Hunter River Burgundy, be it with a twist. Made with Hunter Shiraz but partnered with an out-of-towner - some Yarra Valley Pinot Noir from the George's Vineyard (20%). As Burton says, "This wine is less about place and more about variety and style." It's a fab wine, that's for sure.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Chardonnay 2021

 

The quality at this price point is outrageous - $45 is madness for what is in the glass. Race to this, it's a superb Chardonnay.

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Chardonnay 2021

 


The focus, the pristine fruit, the porcelain presence, another class act from the Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard Series Chardonnay.