This is a more straightforward expression of Sonoma chardonnay. From the 2015 vintage, it has aromas of cashews and yoghurt. The palate is full bodied, loose knit and viscous. Sound drinking. Rating: Good. Website: https://www.simiwinery.com; wine-searcher.com. Reviewed: September 2020.
I am seeing a few more North American wines make their way to Australia. From the Sonoma Coast in California, this pinot noir has aromas of spice and red cherries. It is not a Burgundian style, but more in the style of high quality fuller bodied pinot noir from the Yarra Valley. The palate isContinue reading “Peay Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2017”
Sonoma Coast is a large, cool climate viticultural region north of San Francisco. Few of these wines make their way to Australia. In the glass, this wine is very obviously pinot noir and, for Australian readers, resembles the Yarra Valley fruity pinot noir style. It has aromas of cherry and spice. The body is fullContinue reading “Raen Royal St Robert Sonoma Coast 2016”
Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Oregon 2017 Wine Review
This is a well priced and typical expression of Californian cabernet sauvignon from Sterling Vineyards. It has a fruity aroma of ripe red berries. The palate has plump tannins, reminders of ripe blackcurrants and pleasant length on the finish. Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $18. Website: http://www.sterlingvineyards.com.
This is a good value Oregon pinot noir from Duck Pond. The aroma speaks only of pinot noir, and is Burgundian in character, with its notes of rhubarb, beetroot, cherry and cedar. The palate is slightly more full bodied, with good length and balance. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good to Very Good. Abv: 13.8%.Continue reading “Duck Pond Pinot Noir Oregon 2016”