Category Archives: Marlborough

2006 Martinborough Vineyards Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc

tetera_sauvignonbOn the nose, youthful but developed, medium+ intensity, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, grass, mineral, fennel, dill, no eak, and traces of earth. The nose alone is worth the money. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, high acidity, nicely balanced, with a strong finish. Loads of citrus, grass, and herbs. This is a wine is evolving nicely, and I might try with some aspargus, the hardest food to pair wine with.    

2006 Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir

This Kiwi Pinot Noir lies on the darker berry side. Autumn leaf is present, but the nose is driven by fruit, cola, and the classic cooking spice, like nutmeg and allspice. Good acidity and would match really well with a lot of foods and really silky tannins. Shockingly low pricetag for a pretty nice pinot that reminds me a lot of Domaine Drouhin at a fraction the cost.