Villa Maria

Villa Maria Private Bin Early Release Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 13%
A vibrant and generous bouquet with sweet and fresh herb laced fruits - grapefruit and apple; crisp pear and lemon. On the palate - the wine is very crisp with a jelapeno like pepperyness off-set by ripe fruit flavors and a sweet herbaceous lift. Balanced, tasty and fun!
4 Stars

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Merlot 2013 Hawke's Bay 13.5%
Deep bright ruby appearance with crimson edges.
Ripe and immensely fruity bouquet with suggestions of both black and red fruits - dark cherry and plum with wild blackberry; moderate oak suggestion and a definitive complexity. On the palate - a dry wine that immediately shows off its fruit core; medium dusty and youthful tannins add texture and length. A wine sure to develop more complexity and harmony as it ages through the next 2-4 years. Very well made indeed.
4.5 Stars