Canvas Drinks June 5 2021

July 6, 2021By Yvonne

Canvas Drinks June 5 2021 The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). It’s bursting with bright berries, omega plum, cherry and smoked blueberries on the nose and palate. Meaty, peppery, spice-saturated … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2020

July 3, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2020 $25 One of the things winemaker Gordon Russell knows about chenin blanc, is that if you give it an inch, it’ll take a mile. You’ve got to keep it semi-starved and its vigour in check in order to produce these gorgeous apple and honeysuckle-centric flavours. It’s … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $25 This is a chardonnay that’ll wow the crowds and get the party started for certain. With bright peach and citrus notes abound, creamy almond meal layers, gentle acidity and a soft tug of toasty oak to add some juice and joy to the finish. Delicious http://www.eskvalleywines.com

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99) Paired with Annabel Langbein’s The Great Kiwi Cheeseburger Canvas Magazine NZ Herald June 5th 2021 I can’t think of anything nicer to wash down mouthfuls of juicy, beefy burger than the Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($24.99). … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019

June 24, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2019 $25 Glossy and gorgeous in the glass, it’s heaving with violets, soft black pepper, dark cherry, damson plum and redcurrant characters that assail the nostrils and flood the tastebuds. With fresh, ultra-vibrant acidity adding vavoom to the mid-palate and fine-grained tannins elongating the flavours, it’s a total … Read More

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Gamay Noir 2020

June 18, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Artisanal Collection Hawke’s Bay Gamay Noir 2020 $25 With less than 5 ha of gamay (full name Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc) planted in all New Zealand, it’s one of the rarest styles seen in our market. It’s mainly recognised as the red grape grown in Beaujolais to make their famously fresh, juicy, lightly-styled signature … Read More

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2005

April 4, 2021By Yvonne

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2005 $na I tasted this wine 16 years after harvest, in 2021 and I’ve got to say it was a revelation. With the acidity still pinging in this ultra-golden, teenage sensation, the spices are zooming along the vanilla, nutmeg and apple strudel spectrum and it’s developing some delicious, nutty … Read More

Petane Station Edelzwicker 2020

December 2, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Edelzwicker 2020 $27 How it looks is exactly how it’s pronounced my little edel’s! Edelzwicker is a very old German/Alsatian wine name created from the word ‘edel’ (noble) and ‘zwicker’ (blend) where different ‘noble’ grape varieties are all picked on the same day from the same vineyard to create a wine that truly … Read More

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2019

April 24, 2020By Yvonne

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke’s Bay Chenin Blanc 2019 $29 Returning to his dry-style roots not seen since 2013, winemaker Gordon Russell has taken fruit for the first time from Ian and Linda Quinn’s Two Terraces Vineyard located west of Hastings in Maraekakaho where they grow two clones of chenin, 220 and 880.  Handpicked, cooled … Read More

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018

March 19, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Merlot Franc 2018 $30 Well kachango my mango, if this merlot blend isn’t by far the most saucy, seductively-spicy, fruit-soaked thing to sniff and sip, then I’ll be a cross-eyed coyote.  I also need to stop watching so many spaghetti Westerns on Netflix.  Ahem.  In all seriousness however, this wine is … Read More