Craggy Range

Craggy Range

Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Syrah 2019

Deep, ruby colour.
Medium intense aromas of cooked berries.
Palate is dry, with medium acidity, high tannin (firm), medium alcohol (13.5% abv), medium (+) body, medium (+) intensity. Notes of cassis, cooked black fruit, vanilla, clove, & smoke.
Medium (+) length finish.
Very enjoyable!
— 6 months ago

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

2019 Pinot Noir Costco ~$12 (2022 01)
Really enjoyed this - kind of funky, earthy, engaging. Lots of what I like in a PN these days at a price at top end of my “every day” range. Plan to buy more (6-12 bottles).
— a year ago

Storybook Mountain Vineyards

Mayacamas Range Napa Estate Zinfandel 2018

2018 vintage. Old-school zin. Lip-smacking with both fruit and structure in balance. Will easily provide and care for a decade+. Dense medium-heavy body with massive dark/black fruit components. Dunno why Zin ever strayed and became unfaithful to this style. Those cheaters have nothing but regrets. — a month ago

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Clarendon Hills

Piggott Range Vineyard Syrah 2005

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Best with air, this is still a baby. Blueberry pie, purple flowers, rotundone, some black pepper, cocoa, coffee and bacon fat. Super dry with stiff tannin still. Lovely acid. Finish is long…like whoa. Drink now with patience or before 2035, no cap. — 6 months ago

Shay, Severn and 7 others liked this


7200 Range 30 West Red Blend 2015

Smooth tannins and nice dark cherry and berry fruit. One of the better 7200s I’ve had. — 10 months ago

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Craggy Range

Aroha Te Muna Pinot Noir 2014

Craggy Range is based in Hawkes Bay but they knew to produce a top quality Pinot Noir they would need to source from elsewhere, so why not the high quality Pinot district of nearby Martinborough in the North Island. Dried red fruits of strawberry and raspberry with a whole bunch influence. Very fluid tannins - could be North or South Island with the flavour profile. Resolved persistent yet soft tannins. On the 2nd night not particularly Pinot Noir. Points off for a ridiculously heavy bottle, trying to justify the $140 price tag. — 5 months ago

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Craggy Range

Sophia Gimblett Gravels Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Rich Bordeaux blend. Very aromatic expressing dark fruits, cigar box and moist cave. On the palette similar flavors growing in intensity. Fine polished tannins fully integrated giving it a very balanced lingering finish. Needed a special wine today being grateful for God’s protection after flipping the Racer a full 360 and still landing on all four wheels unharmed. Thank you God ❤️ — 8 months ago

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