Brilliant, chez Johan — 8 months ago
So so much depth to this! Great tannins, some bright fruit and yet crisp. — 2 months ago
Mulling spices, strawberry, cider — 3 months ago
Skin contact from Oregon, blend of Italian grapes, almost pink in color. Great with or without food. — 5 months ago
Johan Reyneke’s Cornerstone blend is a match for many a decent Bordeaux, and in the 2018 vintage is particularly good. Replete with classical aromas of cassis, pencil shavings and cedar, the palate follows with great elegance, structure and a chalky, long finish. If anything, I’d prefer a little more savoury character as this tends towards sweetness (but not over-extraction), but it’s young right now! It’s extraordinary how inexpensive this wine is - it would knock the socks of some Bordeaux Crus Classés in a blind tasting. — 2 months ago
Just a tad shy of the 2017, I’m still enthusiastic about this vintage. Similar color and a familiar capgun and flint scent that eventually morphs into popcorn (no butter) and settles into yellow pears and lemon.
Spicy and deep with complexity, it’s only one point off from 2017 and that’s because it’s a bit rounder. Still, it has nicely balanced acidity. Generous finish. One of my favorite North American chardonnays ever. — 4 months ago
On the nose — 10 months ago