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Emiliana Ge and Coyam

Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on December 16, 2011 by Wineoceros

Each year Wine Access receives thousands of wines to be tasted but
only 101 make the end of the year list. This year Coyam 2007 and Gê
2006 were classified with 93 points each placing them at 16th and
18th place respectively on the list, making them the only Chilean
wines in the top 50 of the year.
This reinforces the fact that Emiliana has a great passion for
producing wines of the highest quality with a sustainable, organic,
and biodynamic agriculture which is the best way to achieve more
balanced and healthier vineyards, bringing forth better quality grapes
and therefore wine. This passion presents itself in Coyam and Gê, so
as Anthony Gismondi says “…there is a person with passion behind
each bottle because, in our estimation, passion and great wines are

“… This list includes the wines that inspire us most and that motivate
us to travel afar in search of the full story that lies behind each great
wine. Each wine represents a distinct plot of land, or terroir as the
French say.” – Anthony Gismondi

The Philosophy behind the wine




Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on December 16, 2011 by Wineoceros

Very good value in a mid-week sipping white. The Lurton family has deep roots in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, where most of Bordeaux’s less expensive sauvignon is grown. This straight-up 100% sauvignon without oak ageing. It has a pure nose of gooseberry, almost tropical guava-green banana fruit and lemongrass. It’s soft and fleshy yet still fresh and lively
with a hint of lime and salty minerality on the finish. Chill it well.

David Lawrason, WineAlign


Posted in Reviews, Wine Folks with tags on November 17, 2011 by Wineoceros

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2009 Killerman’s Run Shiraz

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Rich and powerful in both fruit flavour and palate persistence the ‘Killerman’s Run’ Shiraz offers outstanding value to those seeking a wine that will accompany a range of meats and fine foods. Small batches of Shiraz were selected from a range of premium South Australian vineyards then vinified by traditional winemaking methods and matured for up to two years in small French and American oak casks before careful blending and bottling unfiltered

Appearance: Intense brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.

Nose: Ripe, bold and lifted Shiraz flavours predominate the nose with rich plum fruits and mocha supported by the French and American oak.

Palate: A sweet mid palate, soft tannins and warmth of character have created a wine with both power and finesse. This wine was made to showcase the unique flavours of Shiraz, the palate tends to be fruit driven but balanced and lengthened by older oak flavours.

Alcohol: 14.5% v/v

Kumkani Shiraz 2005

Posted in Reviews on September 22, 2010 by Wineoceros

Cold soaked for four days prior to fermentation. Fermented cool (22 – 26 °C) with selected imported yeast. Five day maturation on skins post fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. 24 months in 70% French and 30% American 300-litre barrels.

Tasting notes
This Shiraz has complex aromas of bright ripe black summer fruit warm earth and spicy mountain herbs. It has ripe berry spice and vanilla flavours and a long satisfying finish.

#172981 $14.95 November 13th Release date
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Awards for this wine
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Decanter World Wine Awards
India Wine Challenge
International Wine & Spirit Competition
John Platter Wine Guide
Swiss International Airline Awards

Renwood Sierra Series Zinfandel 2007

Posted in Reviews on September 3, 2010 by Wineoceros

Tasting Note
Remarkably light ruby colour leads to a refined, almost elegant nose of plum, new leather and sour cherry. Dry and quite fresh, with fine fruit and moderate tannins bringing it all into a very pleasing balance. This is not a fruit bomb, nor is it a shrinking violet. It’s a vibrant and refreshing Zinfandel that will reward 2-4 years in a cellar, or have it tonight with rare roast beef with grilled root vegetables. (VINTAGES panel, July 2010)
A Gold Medal winner at the 2009 New World Wine Competition.

#942581 $15.95
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Gabriel Meffre Cotes de Provence L’Aiguiere Rose 2009

Posted in Reviews on June 14, 2010 by Wineoceros

Provençal rosés are best enjoyed within two to three years of vintage. Made with Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, this 2009 rosé has a fine nose of raspberry, citrus, garrigue and mineral. Dry and very zippy, this is an excellent palate-refresher on the back patio after a hard afternoon of yardwork, or relax and enjoy it with grilled chicken breasts or freshwater fish.
Wine Align

#167577 $13.95

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Posted in Reviews on June 14, 2010 by Wineoceros

The 2005 Old Vine Zinfandel is comprised of the best selection of Old Vine vineyard lots in the Shenandoah Valley, each adding its own nuance and complexity to the final blend. The 2005 Old Vine Zinfandel is brick red in color. The aromas are reminiscent of holiday spices, berry pie and cedar. The flavor has ripe fruit with a background of nutmeg and mace. The tannins are moderate and ripe. Aging in American Oak lends a note of vanilla and a hint of coffee bean to round out the mélange of flavors.

#425504 $19.95

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