86 Points | Wine spectator US
Wine of the Week | Star Tribune, US
The sparkling (literally and figuratively) nonvintage The Doctors’ Spark Sauvignon Blanc ($18) might have the freshness and piquancy of your standard Kiwi sauv blanc, but with a lot more vim, verve and vigor, plus rounder fruit flavors (tropical and stone fruit to complement the usual citrus). It is also persistent, its bubbly finish zinging the palate for a minute-plus — if the mouthwatering acidity doesn’t prompt another swig in the interim. Break out the shrimp, calamari, oysters or most anything fried and/or salty for this super-refreshing gem. Alfresco setting optional but strongly recommended.
The 1st vintage of this wine and we only made 50 cases of it! Talk about small and hands on.
Floral notes and toasty oak on the nose, with a palate of red cherries, walnuts and raisins. A delicate Pinot Noir that will reward a few more years cellaring, but is drinking perfectly now.
89 Points | Bob Campbell
Soft, delicately fruity and yet tangy sauvignon blanc with passionfruit, tropical and fruit jube, fruit ester flavours together with a gentle herbal influence. Drink 2016 to 2020.
Silver Medal | San Francisco Wine Competition 2017
Bronze Medal | Air NZ Wine Awards 2016
Cool climate viticulture on the edge. This is an elegant Chardonnay with a southern hemisphere twist on French Chablis. Fermented and aged in seasoned French oak barrels gives a delicate fragrant bouquet of white flowers and herbs following through to nutty, brioche undertones. A powerful weighty wine with refined citrus flavours, buttery, creamy and toasty on the palate with a strong “chalky” mineral backbone.
4 Stars | Cuisine Magazine
"This dry expression was grown on a site in Marlborough’s southern valleys. It gets its message across not by being big and loud, but through delicate persuasion. Tangerine and Turkish delight notes play out against an elegant, warm texture."
90 Points | Bob Campbell
"Crisp, dry gewürztraminer with subtle rose petal, lychee, ginger and potpourri characters. Nicely restrained wine - a good match with many delicately spicy Asian dishes." Drink 2016 - 2020.
Bronze Medal | NZ International Wine Show 2016
"Enticing scents of crushed Kaffir lime leaves, orange blossom and mango. Rich and full, yet remains delicate and balanced with a refreshing flinty acidity. Superb drinking aged Riesling.
Gold Medal | NZ International Wine Show 2015
The last bottles of these remarkable wines, this library bin ends celebrate the best from the Cornerstone Vineyard in...