There is something very encouraging about the approach of Auburn Wines of Bannockburn. The singular focus on riesling and desire to explore the variety through various sub-regional bottlings underscores the growing maturation and confidence in our terroir.
Having tasted Misha’s Vineyard’s inaugural release, I was interested to see how their mission statement – No Compromises – was holding up (always a bold statement given the vagaries of weather and markets…)
It is said that dogs resemble their owners (as the owner of, amongst others, a whippet and a greyhound I live ever in hope) but more often I find myself wondering how much wines resemble their winemakers.
I still find it a slight thrill when the first wines of the current vintage start to come through and it was indeed a thrill to taste the 2010 Forrest Estate Doctor’s Riesling. Fresh as a daisy and redolent of honeysuckle, citrus blossom and a delicious underlying wet stone minerality, this wine made the still… Read More »