Giant Steps

2012 Giant Steps Pinot Noir

Cherries, cola, and dried strawberries show on the nose. Cherries and pomegranate are joined by pencil lead and sage. A root beer flavor comes out on the mid-palate. Tannins are gentle, acids are bright. This i...
Chateau de Sours Blanc

2012 Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris

The nose shows lime, apple, and white flowers. The palate shows the full, round mouth-feel you hope to find in a Pinot Gris. Peaches and white flowers lead, with very light flavors of sweet lime on the finish. ...
Shoofly Pinot

2012 Shoofly Pinot Noir

Is there really Pinot this good for this price? Roses, cherries, dried strawberries, and smoke waft up from the glass. The silky texture enfolds cherries, rhubarb, allspice, and hints of smoke from a distant ...
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2009 Wedgetail Estate Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Citrus and a touch of caramel, a bit of toast and a nice, open aromatic profile characterize this barrel-fermented Chardonnay. It is immediately pleasant but could round out nicely over a few years in the cellar. Qu├ębec-born Guy Lamothe has been making wine in Australia since the 1980s, first as a home project and, since 1994, on some remarkable slopes in Yarra Valley, planted mostly to pinot noir, shiraz and chardonnay. Right now, Wedgetail Estate wines are available in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Time for the U.S. market to catch up. Recommended.