RECENT FEATURES




Stanley Estates 2016 Albarino, Chardonnay, 2015 Pinot Noir, Lagrein and Stanrock Merlot 2013
Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Two Tails Pinot Gris 2016
Pyramid Valley ‘Growers’ and ‘Home’ Collection Wines
Mystree ‘Reserve’ Martinborough Chardonnay 2015
Spy Valley and Envoy 2016 Gewurztraminer
West Brook Marlborough Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs, Waimauku Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Malbec
Craggy Range 2015 Aroha, Sophia and Le Sol
Dandelion GSM 2016 and Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone 2015
Two Rivers ‘Altitude’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014
Georges Road 2016 Rosé and Pinot Gris, 2014 Rose and Pinot Noir, and Syrah 2015 and 2016
Kidnapper Cliffs 2014 Chardonnay and 2013 Cabernet Merlot and Syrah
Archangel 2015 Pinot Gris, 2013 Stefania and Halina Rieslings and Pinot Noir
Sugar Loaf 2016 Marlborough Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Mt Beautiful 2016 Rosé, Sauvignon and Riesling, and 2015 Pinot Gris
SOHO ‘Zabeel’ Waiheke Island 2015
Alexander 2016 Martinborough Pinot Noir and Merlot
Te Whare Ra 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling ‘D’, Pinot Gris, and 2015 Pinot Noir
Ostler Waitaki Valley Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir
Yealands Single Vineyard Awatere Pinot Noir 2016
Matahiwi Estate 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay
Mills Reef 2016 Reserve Syrah and 2015 Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon
Montsable Pays d’Oc Chardonnay 2016
Jules Taylor 2016 Pinot Noir and ‘OTQ’ Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Main Divide 2015 Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, and 2014 Pinot Noir
te Pa 2016 Chardonnay and Pa Road 2015 Pinot Noir
// View More Featured Reviews

Featured Reviews




Sherwood ‘Signature’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

08 June,2017
Establishing Sherwood Estate in 1987, Dayne and Jill Sherwood run this sizeable operation personally with much of its production exported to over two dozen countries. The Sherwood brand is seeing a stronger presence domestically now, with marketing efforts directed in this direction. The premium wines are the ‘Signature Family’ wines, identified by the name ‘Sherwood’ in hand script on the label. This brand is supported by the secondary ‘Stoney Range’ and ‘Stratum’ labels, with the limited release ‘Waipara Collection’ and ‘Heritage Collection’ wines above. The wines are made by the very experienced Petter Evans. Here, I review the 2016 ‘Signature Family’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir. www.sherwood.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW



Sherwood Estate ‘Sherwood’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara

17-/20
Even red colour with some depth and light garnet hues on the rim. The nose is softly full with gentle, ethereal aromas of red berry fruits and red florals interwoven with a little nutty and resinous oak, some dustiness, unfolding spice notes. Medium-bodied, the flavours of savoury strawberry fruit are light and restrained in expression, revealing notes of plum jam and soft nutty oak elements. The fruit sweetness is balanced by light, supple, grainy tannins that allow the fruit richness to build and form a good core. The acidity is integrated and the flavours flow smoothly with moderate linearity leading to a light, but fresh finish with some grip. This is a light flavoured, savoury strawberry-fruited Pinot Noir which builds in sweetness, forming a well-balanced palate with fine textures. Match with poultry and pork over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the ‘Terraces’, ‘Georges Road’ ‘Church Road’, ‘Glasnevin’ and ‘Stirling’ vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 24 days on skins and aged 9 months in oak barrels. 17.0-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $21.99
Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny