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Dog Point Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2015 (750 ml) Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir, Martinborough 2015 (750 ml) Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (750 ml)
JS 96, WA 92

Aged in 40% new French oak, Dog Point's 2015 Pinot Noir is a pristine model of contained power. The cedary notes frame cola and black cherry fruit and channel it down the center of the fairway, a textbook drive designed to set up the second shot. That is to say, better things lay ahead for this medium-bodied wine, once it begins to evolve, loosen the shackles and spread out across the palate a bit. Give it a couple of years, then enjoy its silky-textured charms over the next 5-8 years.

- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Feb, 2018)
WS 93, WA 91

Strawberry-rhubarb flavors are fresh and vibrant, with notes of tomato leaf and toasted walnut. Sleek and juicy on the finish, finishing with a sense of polish. Drink now through 2027.

- MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Aug, 2017)
JS 94, WS 92

A complex, rich and layered wine, showing honey overtones and dried honeysuckle accents to peach, apricot and Key lime flavors, with spice and ginger notes lingering on the long finish. The texture is supple, with plenty of acidity to keep the flavors bright and fresh. Drink now.

- MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Web, 2018)
Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay, Marlborough 2013 (750 ml)
WA 95

All of the Giesen “The Fuder” wines are made in large, 1,000-liter German oak fuders and come from single vineyards. The 2013 The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay has a very pretty nose, yielding apricots, acacia honey, orange blossoms and a touch of cedar with some notable sulfides/struck match and baker's yeast hints. The medium-bodied palate offers wonderful intensity with a crisp backbone cutting though the concentrated stone fruit and savory flavors, finishing long. Delicious now, it offers great medium-term (5-6 years) aging potential.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)