91-92 Points – $20-$25
A Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon that is always outstanding. Matured in steel vats, this fragrant wine has a great nose of green grass, grapefruit and lime. A stony taste of grapefruit, passion fruit and tropical fruits with a great finish. Serve chilled. Number 40 wine of 2006 and number 40 wine of 2008.
Name: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: New Zealand
Maker: Kim Crawford
90 Points – $59
A translucent red with the nose of caramel, berries and leather. Flavors of toast, caramel and herbs with a buttery soft smooth finish.
Name: Nuthouse Pinot Noir
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.A.
Dark Garnet in color,with a beautiful aroma of current, cedar and menthol. Flavours of almond,leather and spice with a long peppery finish. A great wine that will hold its own with steaks and cigars. Grown at the base of Montalcino. Brunello is also known as Sangiovese Grosso a hybrid of the sangiovese grape described by F. Blondi-Santi in 1888.
Name: Brunello Di Montalcino
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
86 to 89 points – $25 to $30
McLaren Vale / Adelaide Hills. A ‘garage’ blend, a small lot non classified high quality blend. Aged 18 months in french oak barrels. Very dark to black color with a nose of current and plums. Strong current and blackberry fruit taste with a very tart long peppery finish.
Names: Galvo Garage
Grape: Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Price: $25 to $30
Great white wine for $15
Refreshing fruit nose. Flavors of grapefruit and peach. Serve chilled. A good wine on a hot day. Made from the ancient assytiko grape native to Santorini Island. Grapevines are grown in circles on the ground to retain moisture and protection from the Aeolian winds.
Price Range: 15 Dollars
Alcohol: 13 %
91 Points – $80
Deep ruby color with mature a tawny edge. Long slow legs. Nose of leather, tobacco and spice. Flavors of cherry, coffee, caramel and pepper. Long dry controlled peppery finish.
Maker: Cascin Adelaide
Price Range: 80 Dollars
Alcohol: 14 %