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  • Ata Rangi McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016


    “Pale ruby with some black tints. Crunchy blackberry and violets, herb and earth. Firm tannins, juicy acidity, spice, pepper and earth. Salty tang. Tense and tightly wound. Great wine. Drink: 2023-2028. 17.5+ points”

    Tim Jackson, (07/19)

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  • Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2018


    “A very pale-hued yet elegant style that displays bitter cherry, orange peel and potpourri aromas. The 35% whole bunch component is integrated, offering spice and drive. The acidity is gently refreshing while the tannins are elegant. This vintage perhaps doesn’t have the stuffing of the best Ata Rangi’s but it is deftly handled; the period the wine spent in barrel was reduced so this pretty style did not become oaky. If you have other recent vintages from Ata Rangi in your cellar, you might want to uncork and enjoy the 2018 first, as it’s going to provide plenty of enjoyment in the first 3–8 years of its life. Drinking window: 2022-2028. 92 points”

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (03/21)

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  • Clos Henri Pinot Noir 2017


    “Clos Henri’s 2017 Pinot Noir is an excellent effort. Its subtle florals and ripe black cherries are concentrated but restrained, balanced against a backdrop of loam, crushed stone and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied and silky on the palate, it’s a wine made to complement food, not dominate it, with silky tannins and a long, gently textured finish. This French-owned property seems to be getting more and more consistent over recent vintages. Drink: 2021-2027. 91 points”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (04/21)

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  • Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2019


    “Attractive hints of crushed stone, graphite and nettle leaves appear on the nose of Clos Henri’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. Backed by layers of white grapefruit and riper notions of stone fruit, this medium-bodied wine is a fine effort. The silky, expansive mouthfeel leads into a long, gently textured finish that leaves tasters refreshed and yearning for another sip. After some irregular performances, this property seems to be finding its stride. Drink: 2021-2022. 92 points”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (04/21)

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  • Dry River Lovat Vineyard Syrah 2016


    “Already throwing out considerable sediment, the 2016 Lovat Vineyard Syrah became a vibrant purple hue in the glass. Violets and cracked pepper make for an enticing nose, and that’s backed by blueberries and blackberries on the palate. It’s medium-bodied but intense, with just-ripe tannins and bright acids that give the wine a precise, elegant feel and lengthy finish. One of two great Syrahs from Martinborough (the other being Kusuda’s), it should drink well for a decade or more. Drink: 2021-2030. 94 points”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (04/20)

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  • Dry River Pinot Noir 2016


    “While the 2016 Pinot Noir lacks the richness and depth of the powerful 2015, it’s more approachable and charming, with black cherries and raspberries leading the way. It’s medium-bodied and silky in texture, with herbal notes and some gentle tea-like tannins, but layered and long on the intricately detailed finish. Drink: 2020-2030. 92 points”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (241)

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  • Mahi Pinot Noir 2019


    “The characterful 2019 Pinot Noir (Marlborough) features spice, agave and smoky notes. The naturally smaller berries of the season give a deep hue, and the extraction was reduced to manage the tannins; 30% whole bunch gives herbal lift. While the mid-palate is supple, this is a structured style with peppy acidity and chalky tannins coating the palate. Pickled plum, cherries and cinnamon combine with smoky tones on the medium-length finish. Drinking window: 2022-2027. 90 points”

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (04/22)

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  • Dry River Chardonnay 2018


    “The 2018 Chardonnay is more approachable young than many vintages of this wine, reflecting a warm summer. Hints of toasted almond and nougat accent peach and pineapple notes on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is silky and fine but more generous than typical, with an appealing round plumpness that only tightens up a bit on the lingering, silky-textured finish. Drink: 2020-2026. 93 points”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (04/20)

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