WinePilot Reviews from Ray Jordan
2019 Violet Beauregard Malbec -- 94 Points
"I have always liked this Malbec, which is sourced from South Australia’s Langhorne Creek, where the combination of climate, soils and regionality seem so suited to the highly drinkable nature of the variety. There’s a really engaging perfumed blue fruit character here that reveals on the nose. This plus a juicy palate screams Malbec before delivering with a soft and supple pure expression of fruit."
2019 Blackberry Patch Cabernet -- 92 Points
"Succulent, juicy and delicious.... From the start there are distinctive aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry with an aromatic cedary tobacco lift which announce this as cabernet sauvignon. It’s a generous wine of some elegance which leans more towards medium-bodied but still with the essential power and core structure of cabernet well-balanced between the grainy tannins, oak, and powerful fruit. It all works well together."
2019 Canto Sangiovese Lagrein -- 91 Points
"An interesting combination of the dusty, savoury sangiovese and the more generous and tannic northern Italian variety lagrein, which gives it mid-palate weight and structural grunt without pushing away the palate integrity of sangiovese.This wine punches out those spicy, malty sour cherry characters of the lagrein that merge with the peppercorn savouriness of sangiovese. It’s generous with a textural, grainy feel in the mouth that makes it a great food wine. Bright and energetic, this wine will be at its best when young."
2020 Shades of Gris Pinot Grigio -- 90 Points
"Hint, touch, bit, or shades. The name reflects that this is more grigio than gris in structure and style with the result being it has less weight and oily viscosity that can sometimes intrude on gris. It’s a delightfully fragrant and fresh wine with pear and apple characteristics plus a squeeze of lemon to finish. If you’re wanting to dabble in this variety this is not a bad starting point."