Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay 2002 $11.99USD 375ml
Deep straw yellow - wonderful depth of color. Very open with citrus, melon and pineapple followed by notes of honey and caromel over a few hours. Full bodied and rich with a clean crisp acid finish that gave just a hint of fatness. Excellent retronasal. This is an brilliant example of an unwooded chardonnay. 2, 2, 4.2, 10.2 = 18.4 13.5% alcohol. Tasted October 22.
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2003 (Screwcap) $15.99USD
Light straw. Initially very herbaceous, opening to notes of citrus and apple. A little below medium weight with a flinty character and a clean acid finish. Very good retronasal. From the nose I would initially have confused this with a sauvignon blanc. 2, 2, 3.7, 9.8, = 17.5 13% alcohol. Tasted October 24.
Petaluma Hanlin Hill Vineyard Clare Riesling 2003 $15.99USD
Light straw. Note of kerosene. Lighter in the mouth than the Pewsey Vale with hollowness to the midpalate, but a crisp apple acid finish. Excellent retronasal. Developed what I can only describe as a Mentholyptus-like note with time. 2, 2, 3.5, 9.5 = 17.0 13% alcohol. Tasted October 24.
Miranda Golden Botrytis 1999 Price Unknown 375 ml
Honey gold with loads of raisins, toffee, and ripe apricots. Luscious, rich, and full bodied. All it lacked was right degree of crisp acidity needed to clean the palate. 2, 2, 4.3, 10.0 = 18.3 10% alcohol. Tasted October 24.