“A parcel of semillon from within the Hill of Grace Vineyard that was planted in 1952. This has a very rich and ripe impression from the very outset with a smooth, lemon core of fruit aromas and flavors with a smooth, dense and concentrated palate. Subtle oak influence. Fresh acidity flushes the finish.”
"One of the best (the best?) Pinot Gris I can remember tasting from Australia, the 2016 Innes Vineyard Pinot Gris is made in stainless steel but kept on the lees and stirred to help enrich the mid-palate. It's medium-bodied, with a gentle, silky feel and even a flourish of tannins on the long finish. Spiced poached pear, melon and yellow plum provide plenty of aromatic and flavor interest in this complex, intriguing white."
"Pale yellow. Nervy and sharply focused on the nose, displaying intense citrus and orchard fruit qualities and subtle floral and herb accents. Dry, chewy and spicy in the mouth, offering Meyer lemon and pear flavors and a snap of candied ginger. Smooths out nicely on a long, mineral-tinged finish that echoes the pear note."
"With its orange scents and smooth, creamy texture, this young semillon has enough acidity to match gingery Cantonese seafood dishes. Or cellar it to allow the tart acidity to integrate, then pour with brook trout stuffed with lemon and herbs."