89 Points Robert Parker
The Alsatian-like 2006 Gewurztraminer, one could say is a little “obvious” on the nose with pungent lychee aromas, the palate very ripe and peachy, almost desperate to please. But the palate is very well-balanced, tense with a natural, harmonious finish of apricot, white peach and lemon zest.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. April, 2008
I vexed over the 2006 Pinot Noir. Why? Because it is beautifully crafted in a style that is contradictory to what I believe Pinot Noir should be. A dense, super-ripe nose with plum jam and a touch of ripe, fresh figs, the full-bodied palate extremely ripe with raspberry jam, fig and even a hint of the local manuka honey! Yet, this is no faulty winemaking, the wine is not blowsy of cloying in any way, it is just intentionally fashioned in a very sweet, ripe style that I hazard a guess might leave you rapturous if you enjoy this particular take on Pinot Noir. It has a roguish charm! Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) April, 2008 by Neal Martin