89 Points – $25
Translucent pinky red in color with plum, fresh fruit and mild floral aroma. Creamy palate of cherries, licorice and black tea. Nice finish. Not a bad New Zealand Pinot.
Name: Spy Valley
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Malborough, New Zealand
Maker: Spy Valley Wines
88 Points – $16
Light golden yellow color, with a nose of lemon, apple, pear and flowers(from the Muscat). A smooth mouth of apples and pears with a soft finish. Low in alcohol so it’s an easy drinking wine that would be good with salads or asian noodles. Serve chilled.
Grape: Semillion, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay
Region: Adelaide, Australia
Maker: Peter Lehmann
91 points – $45 to $50
Dark ruby color with a floral and cherry fruit nose. Flavors of cinnamon, clove and berries. Very well balanced and refined with a long, dry finish.
Grape: Red Blend: Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, Cinsault
Maker: Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes
Price: $45 to $50