VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Peter and Anna Vavasour planted the first grape vines in the Awatere Valley in 1986, an area now considered one of the premium grape growing regions of Marlborough, New Zealand. The labels under the Vavasour umbrella are Vavasour, Goldwater, Clifford Bay, Boatshed Bay, Dashwood, and Redwood Pass.
The Head Winemaker is Glenn Thomas and the Marlborough Winemaker is Stu Marfell. Allan Croker is the viticulturist.
The wines are imported to the United States by Pasternak Wine Imports, Harrison, NY.
Articles About Vavasour
2006 Vavasour Marlborough Awatera Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., $24, screw cap. The family have made wine from the Awatera Valley since 1989, longer than anyone else. Sourced from high quality vineyards in Awatere Valley. Clones 115, 777 and AM10/5. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels. Imported by Pasternak Wine Imports, Harrison, NY. · Moderately deep reddish-violet color. Rich scent of black cherries with a subtle hint of oak char. Juicy earth-dusted cherry flavors with a riff of oak, citric peel in the background and a touch of smoke on the satisfying finish. Well-balanced and quite satisfying. Reviewed January 1, 2009 ARTICLE »
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