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Sam's Wine of the Day
Stylish and soothing, this satisfying pinot shows fragrant aromas of red/black cherry, blueberry, game and spice. The palate is refined and silky, beautifully supported by gorgeous fruit intensity with supple tannins. The wine shows harmony and sophistication, and is immensely appealing already. Grapes were grown on their Terra Sancta vineyard on Felton Road; fermented with about 15% whole clusters. Sub-region: Bannockburn. At its best: now to 2021. $35.00. www.terrasancta.co.nz. July 2014.
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This is gorgeous. The bouquet shows fabulous aromas of nectarine, ripe citrus and floral. It's beautifully ripe and expressive on the palate with elegant sweetness and perfectly pitched acidity, leading to an impressively long, succulent finish. An outstanding medium-style riesling. At its best: now to 2020. $23.00. Certified organic.
Woollaston Mahana Riesling 2010
Nelson, NZ$28.00 (94 points, 5 Stars)
It's delightfully perfumed on the nose displaying white peach, mango, citrus and floral characters. The palate is concentrated and succulent with elegant sweetness (45 g/l) and perfectly integrated acidity, finishing beautifully fine and juicy. An irresistibly delicious wine. At its best: now to 2020. $28.00. Certified organic.
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