2016 Umathum Zweigelt
Wine Enthusiast 90: Juicy black cherry on the nose still has a tinge of reduction. The palate makes up for this with juicy easygoing freshness that expresses its ripeness with ease and a light step. The finish is lip-smackingly fresh.
2014 Secret Door ‘1X’ Cabernet Sauvignon$175.00JS 92James Suckling 92: A young cabernet with verve, balance and plenty of currant and blackberry character. Juicy and polished. A beautiful, composed wine. Drink now or hold.
2015 Dana Estate ‘Lotus Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon$608.00WA 100JS 99JD 99Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 100: A barrel sample due to be bottled in January 2018, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and very primary black and blue fruit nose of warm plums, blueberries and black cherries plus hints of spice box and pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and firmly structured with ripe, grainy tannins, it has bags of depth and a very long, multilayered finish.James Suckling 99: Extremely complex aromas of iodine, dark fruit, oyster shell, forest floor and blackberries follow through to a full body. Great intensity and integrity. Tannins are chewy now. Excellent tannin quality.
2013 Wayfarer ‘Golden Mean’ Pinot Noir$120.00WA 92JS 95JD 92WE 95Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92: The Golden Mean is made exclusively from Pommard and Swan clones. Medium to deep ruby colored, the 2013 Pinot Noir Golden Mean has a savory, sautéed herbs-led nose with earthy notes of mossy bark, loam and dried leaves over a gentle red currant jelly and raspberry tart core. The medium-bodied palate has a wonderfully firm, chewy texture that nicely corrals the vibrant red fruits and earthy layers, finishing with a refreshing lift.James Suckling 95: Lightening acidity here with vibrant and ripe fruit that gives depth and beauty. Wonderful verve to this well-crafted pinot. Such energy. Drink or hold.Jeb Dunnick 92: The 2013 Pinot Noir Golden Mean is a beautiful complete, tight, Burgundian-styled effort that needs to be left alone for another 2-3 years. Black cherry, violets, blueberry and sappy floral notes emerge from this medium to full-bodied, structured 2013 that has bright acidity, excellent concentration and plenty of length on the finish.Wine Enthusiast 95: Lush and velvety, this wine offers big, dark cherry flavor around a tangy minerality. From three vineyard blocks planted to Pommard and Swan clones, it balances opposites in the way full-bodied luxuriousness meets acidity-driven juiciness, creating a desire for more. Let this wine open in the glass or cellar through 2023. Cellar Selection