Tasted and Rated – Wines From Our Cellar


Over the years Glenys and I (I especially) have tasted literally 1000’s of wines.
Our palates have matured  and we know what we like (and what we don’t!)

I’ve have been keeping notes on what we have tasted from our cellar for many years (yes I know it’s a bit OCD) but we can look back and remember the great wines we have enjoyed over the years.

Here is a list of the wines our cellar that we opened during this year so far… This does not include the 100’s of wine sampled at Cellar doors, Events, Restaurants and the Wine Clubs that we we belong to… remember this is OUR impression of the wines at the time of tasting and should not be used as a guide to purchase wines… Although the Gold and Silver wines I can thoroughly recommend…

We use the 20 Point System to rate the wine we drink.

Colour and clarity Out of – 3 points – Aroma and bouquet Out of – 7 points – Taste and general impression Out of – 10 points – for a total of 20

We convert these to out of 100 points and then assign Gold Silver and Bronze medals..

Gold medal Score: 18 points and above – Silver medal Score: 16.5-17.99 points – Bronze medal Score: 15-16.49 points

The Wines in Alphabetical Order…

Abbey Cellars Cabernets Merlot Hawkes Bay NZ 2005 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Alan Scott Gewurztraminer Marlborough NZ 2008 16.5 82.5 Silver

Alan Scott Riesling Marlborough NZ 2008 19.0 95.0 Gold

Allan Scott Scott Base Pinot Noir Central Otago NZ 2008 19.0 95.0 Gold

Auburn Estate Twilight Riesling Central Otago NZ 2009  18.0 90.0 Gold

Bishop’s Head Waipara Valley Reserve Riesling Waipara NZ 2007 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Bishops Head Pinot Gris Waipara NZ 2007 14.0 70.0

Black Estate Omihi Riesling Waipara NZ 2009 17.0 85.0 Silver

Brown Brothers Tempranillo Victoria AUS 2006 14.0 70.0

Brown Brothers Everton Shiraz/Cab Sav/Malbec Victoria AUS 2008 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Bushmere Estate Gewurztraminer Gisborne NZ 2009 17.0 85.0 Silver

Charles Wiffen Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Charles Wiffen Riesling Marlborough NZ 2009 17.5 87.5 Silver

Corte in Poggio Montepulchiano d’Abruzzo Italy 2007 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Cottage Block Syrah Hawkes Bay NZ 2007 19.0 95.0 Gold

Cracroft Chase Grey Pearl Pinot Grigio Canterbury NZ 2008 12.0 60.0

Crossroads Elms Vineyard Reserve Syrah Hawkes Bay NZ 2007 18.0 90.0 Gold

Crossroads Talisman Blend Hawkes Bay NZ 2007 18.0 90.0 Gold

Curious Shiraz SE Australia AUS 2009 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Delegats Reserve Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2007 18.5 92.5 Gold

Durvillea Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot/Cab Sav/ Malbec Hawkes Bay NZ 2008 18.0 90.0

Gold

Fiddler’s Green Pinot Gris Waipara NZ 2008 17.0 85.0 Silver

Fiddlers Green Dry Riesling Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Fromm Riesling (Spatlese) Marlborough NZ 2007 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir Central Otago NZ 2006 18.0 90.0 Gold

Goldwater Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2008 17.0 85.0 Silver

Greystone Wines Riesling (Dry) Waipara NZ 2009 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Greystone Wines Pinot Gris Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Greystone Wines Riesling Classic) Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Greystone Wines Pinot Gris Waipara NZ 2008 18.0 90.0 Gold

Greystone Wines Pinot Gris Waipara NZ 2008 18.5 92.5 Gold

Hunters Wairau Valley Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Hurunui Village Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2008 12.0 60.0

Hurunui Village Sauvignon Blanc Waipara NZ 2008 12.0 60.0

Kahuranhgi Estate Moutere Gewurztraminer Nelson NZ 2008 14.0 70.0

Kahuranhgi Estate Sauvignon Blanc Nelson NZ 2009 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Kahuranhgi Estate Mt Arthur Moutere Chardonnay Nelson NZ 2007 17.0 85.0 Silver

Kahuranhgi Estate Mt Arthur Moutere Chardonnay Nelson NZ 2008 18.0 90.0 Gold

Kim Crawford Barrique Fermented Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2007 17.0 85.0 Silver

Koura Bay Blue Duck Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2005 17.0 85.0 Silver

Koura Bay Blue Duck Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2006 18.0 90.0 Gold

Koura Bay Blue Duck Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2006 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Lime Rock Sauvignon Blanc Hawkes Bay NZ 2009 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Lime Rock Merlot Hawkes Bay NZ 2006 18.0 90.0 Gold

Lime Rock Pinot Noir Hawkes Bay NZ 2006 18.0 90.0 Gold

Mahi Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2008 17.0 85.0 Silver

Man O’ War Syrah Waiheke Island NZ 2007 19.0 95.0 Gold

Marble Point Chardonnay Hanmer NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Marble Point Pinot Noir Hanmer NZ 2007 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Marble Point Pinot Noir Hanmer NZ 2009 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Marble Point Pinot Noir Hanmer NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Hawkes Bay NZ 2008 18.5 92.5 Gold

Montana Estate Reserve Chardonnay Gisborne NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Morton Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2006 14.0 70.0

Mount Brown Sauvignon Blanc Waipara NZ 2009 13.0 65.0

Mt Cass Sauvignon Blanc Waipara NZ 2008 14.0 70.0

Muddy Water Grower’s Series Riesling Waipara NZ 2008 17.0 85.0 Silver

Muddy Water Chardonnay Waipara NZ 2007 17.0 85.0 Silver

Muddy Water Rose Rose Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Mudhouse Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2009 14.0 70.0

Ngatarawa Stables Late Harvest Riesling Hawkes Bay NZ 2007 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Pegasus Bay Sauvignon / Semillon Waipara NZ 2008 18.0 90.0 Gold

Penfolds Bin 138 Bin 138 Grenache / Mouverdre / Shiraz Barossa AUS 2007 19.0 95.0 old

Peregrine Saddleback Pinot Noir Central Otago NZ 2007 19.0 95.0 Gold

Petter Evans Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2006 19.0 95.0 Gold

Rapido Red Sangiovese Puglia Italy 2007 13.0 65.0

Rattletrack Pinot Girs Canterbury NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Rockface Pinot Noir Canterbury NZ 2008 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 9 Big John Riesling Marlborough NZ 2007 18.0 90.0 Gold

Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2007 18.0 90.0 Gold

Saint Clair Estate Pioneer Block 10 Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2007 19.0 95.0 Gold

Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa AUS 2006 18.0 90.0 Gold

Sandihurst Chardonnay Canterbury NZ 2006 17.0 85.0 Silver

Seifried Estate Cabernet Merlot Nelson NZ 2007 14.0 70.0

Sherwood Estate Heritage Collection Chardonnay Waipara NZ 2006 18.0 90.0 Gold

Sherwood Estate Stratum Chardonnay Waipara NZ 2008 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Sherwood Estate Chardonnay Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Sherwood Estate Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2008 17.0 85.0 Silver

Siefried Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc Nelson NZ 2008 14.0 70.0

Sileni Cellar Selection Syrah Hawkes Bay NZ 2007 17.0 85.0 Silver

Siren’s Wines Sea Spray Sparkling Riesling Waipara NZ NV 12.0 60.0

Sirens Wines Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2009 12.0 60.0

Sirens Wines Pinot Noir Waipara NZ 2009 12.0 60.0

Sprig Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2008 14.0 70.0

Stoneleigh Riesling Marlborough NZ 2008 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Sutter Home Zinfandel California USA 2008 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Sutter Home Gewurztraminer California USA 2008 15.5 77.5 Bronze

Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon California USA 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Te Mata Woodthorpe Syrah Hawkes Bay NZ 2007 17.0 85.0 Silver

Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ 2006 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Shiraz Barossa AUS 2008 18.0 90.0 Gold

Torlesse Estate Verdehlo Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Torlesse Estate Rose Waipara NZ nv 16.5 82.5 Silver

Tresillian Single Vineyard Chardonnay Akaroa NZ 2009 17.5 87.5 Silver

Tresillian d’Akaroa Riesling Akaroa NZ 2008 17.5 87.5 Silver

Waipara Downs Late Harvest Riesling Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Waipara Downs Late Harvest Riesling Waipara NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Whitestone Waipara Valley Syrah Waipara NZ 2007 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Wither Hills Wairau Valley Chardonnay Marlborough NZ 2007 15.0 75.0 Bronze

Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache Barossa AUS 2007 19.0 95.0 Gold

Yealands Pinot Noir Marlborough NZ 2008 16.0 80.0 Bronze

Yealands Riesling Marlborough NZ 2008 17.0 85.0 Silver