As wine lovers, we should be open to experience what raw flora can deliver and make our own decisions that further define our individual styles and tastes as well as advance intelligent conversation about differing wine styles. To each his own.
This vineyard overlooks the more infamous Mate’s vineyard and has a South and West aspect. There is much more fruit on the nose with some white flower. The minerality in this wine is barely detected and the texture is elegant and pleasing. This is my favorite of the Kumeu River Chardonnay lineup.
Right off the bat it was like I dove head first into a rosemary bush and got a few sprigs shoved up my schnoz. I love rosemary and it’s a very distinctive aroma of the Syrah grape. Add that with some black olives and this was getting very interesting, indeed. The taste was also herbaceous with black fruit, slight minerality and medium spice on the finish.