From vineyards planted in 1979, among the first planted in the southern valleys off the Wairau plain, this outstanding wine offers bright flavors of red fruits, impeccable balance and a long, graceful finish.
A terrific effort, the 2010 Dog Point Chardonnay features bright, vibrant fruit of the peach and citrus varieties, framed by hints of scorched toast and caramel. It’s fairly full in body and voluptuously textured, yet still has great drive and energy, ending on a long, citrusy finish. Drink it over the next several years. — J.C. (4/1/2014)