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2010 Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 13.5%

Colour is pale and transparent, tinged with pink, a little unusual to say the least. Nose shows strawberry, forest floor and savoury characters. Palate belies the colour and nose somewhat; light to medium bodied with strawberry, savoury spice, a fine acid backbone, and a long finish. Tannins are soft and present to the end. Made […]

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2010 Silverwood Estate Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

Huon Hooke’s SMH wine of the week is this wine from the fabulous 2010 vintage, Huon writes: ‘Silverwood Estate is a tiny three hectare vineyard run by the Dennis family, with just three grape varieties, the others being chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. This pinot noir is medium-light red with purple tints. Some meaty reductive aromas […]

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A day at Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley California

Thanks to my Australian wool industry associate, David Nancarrow, we were introduced to his brother Bill, who is the executive winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards. Founded by the Duckhorn family in 1976, this winery sources it’s fruit from 8 vineyard sites ranging from the southern to the very northern end of the valley. This is one […]

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