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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

New Zealand Wines: Twelfth Night, Plus Two
October 25, 2017


New Zealand


2015 Twelfth Night Sauvignon Blanc; Aroma: very grassy, very dense, heady, juicy; Mouth: juicy and forward, fleshy, herbal smoky, nice acidity, long;

Very Good Plus 13.99; Mixed Case, 12.59; Case, 11.89

2014 Twelfth Night Riesling; Aroma: bright rather diesel-y, grapey, fresh and clean; Mouth: clean juicy rather fresh, rather forward, very bright

Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

2016 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Taylor's Pass; Aroma: fresh rather clean, light acid, fresh lifted; Mouth: juicy rounded, bright and clean acidity, bright star fruit, grapefruit, clean fresh long; Very Good Plus 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49


2016 Twelfth Night Rose Pinot Noir; Color: medium orange red; Aroma: fresh pretty, rather dense, plummy, reserved ; Mouth: pretty rather sweet, fleshy full bodied, clean acidity, fine long, mouth filling ; Very Good; 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14


2013 Twelfth Night Pinot Noir; Color: Very dark clean; Aroma: heady rather full, very rich deep fruit, plummy, rather rich very dense; Mouth: juicy bright acid clean herbal, very fine, a touch of fine acids clean; Very Good Plus 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2016 Craggy Range Pinot Noir; Color: Deep; Aroma: Deep rather firm; Mouth: Juicy full clean rich nicely bright full subtle wood note, very balanced; Very Good Plus 32; Mixed Case, 28.80; Case, 27.20


10-25 New Zealand Twelfth Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $225

Instore only 10-25 New Zealand Twelfth Case Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $119


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