Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2011 $32 ★★★★★

I’d happily roll up my sleeves and launch into fisticuffs with anyone who disputed that this wine was one of the most consistently successful sweet wines from our shores.  With international trophies and stacks of gold medals in the trophy cabinet, the Sweet Agnes is a star.  With grilled apricots, orange zest, baking spices and manuka honey on the nose and decadently rich rose caramel, marmalade and clean, tangy acidity to lift the finish – it’s a true treasure.