Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir, Central Coast California – “This blend from sites across the Central Coast carries all the expert hallmarks of the brand, from ripe fruit to earthy spice. Tightly wound aromas of pomegranate, berry, soil and star anise lead into a crisp yet savory palate of raspberry and deep cherry. Pinches of dried sage and thyme linger on the finish.” – 93 Points, James Suckling
Andrew Rich Volcanic Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon – From grapes grown on volcanic soils. this wine is pale to medium ruby-purple in color, opening with aromas of red cherry preserves, blackberries, warm cranberry and earthy nuances of soil and leaves with a background of pretty floral perfume. It’s medium-bodied and silky with great concentration of ripe fruits, spice and earthy accents, mouthwatering acidity and grainy tannins, finishing long and layered. Delicious.
Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California – Berry fruit driven with notes of sweet spice. Medium weight with a round and silky texture and ripe red fruit flavours. Smooth and easy drinking.
Wandering Beaste Syrah, Swartland, South Africa – Intense, flavoursome, complex, aromatic, balanced and poised. The palate is spicy, complex and long, mineral and fresh. Pepper spice and wild herbs on the finish.
Domaine Anne Gros L’O de La Vie Syrah, France – There is a purity of the varietal associated with this plot that is unveiling an elegant personality, even in its youth. This is a balanced wine, very precise and thirst quenching, which goes well with roasted meats and charcuterie. A crystalline wine.
Boomtown Syrah, Washington, USA – Intense, flavoursome, complex, aromatic, balanced and poised. The palate is spicy, complex and long, mineral and fresh. Pepper spice and wild herbs on the finish.