Martin’s Rake Winemaker, Pamela, introduces a New Zealand family of wines from the Mother Island. The weather is special there because there is not a lot of difference between night and day temperatures and the grapes are able to enjoy the sunshine. This family of wine is very bright and carries an acidity. It’s also described as lush and round yet has a bit of a floral appeal and is very expressive. It’s perfect for summer nights to share with friends.
Acronym Winemaker, Chris, describes their wine as approachable. Their style is defined as a group of wines that are meant to showcase the best of California. They are made from the Central Valley whose flat areas allow for a more even ripening during growing seasons. Acronym offers five different styles of wine. Their Red Blends, which include Juicy, Silk and Rich. Their Pinot, known as Velvet, and lastly their Cabernet Sauvignon, Smooth. These wines create an accessible space where everyone feels welcome.
Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker, thinks their New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a very interesting wine with a grassy bell pepper aroma and high fruit notes of guava and stone fruit. This wine is great if you want something crisp and refreshing on a hot summer day lounging by the pool or out at a lake. Pairs well with mozzarella or chevre.
Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker talks about the Magistrate Family of wines who have garnered over 150 awards over their 15 years. Magistrate provides a wine that is unpretentious and elegant. The hallmark of this brand is their Paso Robles AVA which is a very unique AVA in California with the largest diurnal temperature swing of any AVA. Days can get as hot as 110 degrees celsius and drop into the 40’s in the evening which really drives those fruit flavors and aromatics forward while at the same time developing very robust tannins. Magistrate conveys a level of opulence with wines showcasing what the region can do.