Allan Scott is synonymous with wine in Marlborough, New Zealand: he has worked every harvest since 1973 and is credited with planting some of the region's most famous vineyards, including the very first.
In 1990, Allan and his wife Catherine established Allan Scott Wines as one of the first independent wineries of New Zealand. Since its inception, the winery has produced wines consistent in flavor and quality year after year while continually evolving to keep ahead of the changing demand of the market.
The Scott family attributes its success to excellent vineyard sites, hard work, superb conditions and a desire to produce the world's best wines. With its distinctive combination of cool nights, sunny days, and young soils, Marlborough is recognized as one of the world's greatest wine regions.
Tasting Notes: Strikes a terrific balance between mouthwatering acidity, fresh herbal notes of lemon verbena and thyme, and core flavors of Key lime, Meyer lemon, pineapple and tangerine. Gains momentum on the finish, where the flavors sing in harmony and complexity.
Tasting Notes: Pure flavors of strawberry and cherry are the hallmarks of this expressive Chianti Classico, with earth, wild herb and tobacco accents adding depth as this firms up on the lingering finish.
3.) Pinot Noir "Winemaker's Selection", J Vineyards, CA, 2018
Tasting Notes: There's unctuous spiciness to the rich, well-concentrated dark cherry, plum and wild berry flavors that are backed by firm acidity and tannins. Savory and minerally components linger on the open-textured finish.
4.) Tinto de Toro "Termes", Bodega Numanthia, Toro, Spain, 2017
Tasting Notes: This red shows concentration and grace, offering spice-laced cherry and red plum notes infused with anise, espresso and graphite elements. Refined, plush tannins give a nice feel throughout.
5.) Chardonnay "Karia", Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2019
Tasting Notes: This well-knit white is filled with a juicy basket of white peach, ruby grapefruit and lemon curd flavors. Pastry accents mid-palate lead to the voluptuously spiced finish.