January 2014


The following wines were assessed as being the 10 best in January.

1. 11 Wilson Jaxon Zinfandel $24 ☺☺☺☺ Robust Zinfandel, vanilla and deep red fruit.

2. 09 Inman OGV Pinot Noir $56  ☺☺☺☺ Excellent example of lighter style pinot.

3. 11 MacPhail Unoaked Chardonnay $38 ☺☺☺☺☺ A true gem. Light & refreshing.

4. 10 Frank Family Zinfandel $37☺☺☺☺ Intense fruit laced with smooth tannins.

5. 10 J Rickards Old Vine Zinfandel $25 ☺☺☺☺ Great value, great taste.  

6. 11 Loring Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir $36 ☺☺☺☺ Keeps getting better year on year.

7. 09 WH Smith Bronze Label $48 ☺☺☺☺☺ Beautiful plum style cabernet.

8. 09 WH Smith Naked Pinot $28 ☺☺☺☺ No frills solid pinot .

9. 08 BR Cohn Olive Hill Cabernet ☺☺☺☺ Classic cabernet, black fruit and vanilla.

10.  10 Christopher Creek Viognier $29 ☺☺☺☺Pears and peaches, refreshingly god


© John Holmes 2014