Tag Archives: New Zealand

Wine of the Week 10/17 – 10/23

Shepherds Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2009 $14.95
This crisp, mouthwatering New Zealand white has an irresistible lemon and lime flavor with enticing gooseberries, herbs and peaches combined together on the palate. It’s difficult to resist a second glass. While dry, this wine is deliciously rich

Rabbit Ridge Le Lapin Multiplicity (Non-vintage) $6.95
”Le Lapin” is French for rabbit. It is also the name of a new line from bargain meister Rabbit Ridge Winery of Paso Robles, CA. It is believed it is a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah. It is a plump, juicy red full of black cherry, blackberry, a little plum with spice notes.

Wine of the Week 01/24-01/3

D’Arenberg “The Stump Jump” Shiraz 2008 – $11.95

Overivew: A Best Value designation and one the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2009: “Ripe and open- textured, this is impressive for the way it packs in the cherry, blackberry and raspberry flavors and doesn’t take the foot off the gas pedal until the mineral-inflected finish has played through. Drink now through 2018.”

Wine Spectator 90 points
Grapes: 100% Shiraz
Region: McLaren Vale – Australia


Babich 2008 Sauvignon Blanc – $15.95

Overview: The aroma of lantana and wild herbs combines with tropical fruits and green apple. The palate is exuberant and intense -fruit salad, nettles and fresh herbs burst into existence and continue through the length of the palate, joined at the end by lime/citrus and mineral notes. A powerful and lengthy Sauvignon.

Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Marlborough – New Zealand