Goose Bay Blanc de Pinot Noir 2013

($25): A lovely, fun, refreshing, slightly off dry rosé wine that is uncomplicated but not simplistic and nicely balanced, with soft but present acidity, sweet ripe strawberry, raspberry and subtle watermelon notes, and some lovely, vibrant aromatics of berries,...

Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc

88-90 Points “COLOR-light golden; NOSE-great nose, really aromatic, little fruit (boysenberry) & cat pee; TASTE-very good, not too grapefruity, nice acidity & balance, like a $20 Sancerre” GV-89/90 Wine Library- Gary Vaynerchuk

Latitude 41 Sauvignon Blanc

Labelled as coming from ‘South Island’ fruit, this is in fact a blend from Spencer Hills’ Nelson vineyards. Part of the juice was fermented and aged for two months on ‘high spice and vanilla French oak.’ The nose does display a little of that spiciness in the...

Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc

88-90 Points “COLOR-light golden; NOSE-great nose, really aromatic, little fruit (boysenberry) & cat pee; TASTE-very good, not too grapefruity, nice acidity & balance, like a $20 Sancerre” GV-89/90  – Wine Library – Gary Vaynerchuk

Wall Street Journal

Wine-lovers are excited about New Zealand’s Pinot Noir and this is a good one, with a haunting nose of earth, pepper and a little funk and a silky, fruity taste. Best red of the tasting. We also liked Goose Bay’s 2005 Sauvignon Blanc , which was crisp, juicy and very...

Superstar Chardonnays

“Ask a Kiwi wine afficionado to name five of New Zealand’s superstar chardonnays and you can probably safely bet that the list will include Te Mata Elston, Neudorf Moutere and at least one, or perhaps both, of the Kumeu River labels. On current form, I’d add Spencer...