DOG POINT VINEYARDhttp://www.dogpoint.co.nz/
Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable winegrowing experience of Ivan Sutherland and James Healy, the former chief viticulturalist and head winemaker at New Zealand’s renowned wine estate Cloudy Bay. After leaving Cloudy Bay, Sutherland and Healy began making wines from Sutherland’s own vineyards in Marlborough, which were planted in the 70’s and 80’s. In 2003 they launched Dog Point,and their wine immediately established a reputation as a classic expression of Marlborough terroir.
The following is a list of wines that are available from DOG POINT VINEYARD. These wines are not necessarily in stock or available in all provinces. Please see our online catalogue to find out which wines are available in each province.
Chardonnay91 Points Wine Advocate
“ The 2008 Chardonnay was fermented in oak with 100% indigenous yeast and a small portion of new oak. No malo-lactic occurred. It presents a seriously intense, tropical fruit nose, with notes of green guava, under-ripe pineapple, cedar, orange blossom, oatmeal and apricot kernel and a touch of sulfides. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, there’s a great backbone of very crisp acid running the length of the palate, finishing long and chalky. Delicious now, it has the capacity to develop and cellar to 2016. ”
Chardonnay93 Points Natalie MacLean
“ Top Pick Sept 17, 2011 Lovely hazelnut richness yet perfectly balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Peach and pear yet not heavy… this is my kind of chardonnay! ”
Chardonnay90 Points The Globe and Mail
“ Full-bodied yet tangy, this white from the Marlborough region of the South Island shows notes of tropical fruit, citrus and caramel. There’s lots of smoky, luscious oak here, owing to 18 months in barrel, but the other flavour components keep it reasonably well-balanced. Try it with lobster or squash soup. Beppi Crosariol ”
Chardonnay91 Points gismondionwine.com
“ The DP chardonnay spends 18 months in small oak barrels but only a small portion is new. Hallelujah we say. Cool climate chardonnay cannot tolerate gobs of new oak. The flavours run the gamut of toasted nuts and citrus to ripe grapefruit to equally ripe strawberries all over chalky, yeasty, mineral background but with restraint. Very fine quality in a white Burgundy style. Try this with shellfish and assorted delicate seafood dishes. A big part of the new chardonnay movement. ”
2009 ChardonnayWine Access
“ This has a sleek nose, with mineral tones leading the way. Apple, almond, toast and spice join in soon after. It is finely textured in the mouth, with toastiness adding depth to the fruit. The finish is long and enjoyable, perfect for a variety of foods. Drink now or within the next five years. ”
2009 Chardonnay92 Points Wine Advocate
“ ...It has a yeasty / toasty / nutty character with underlying ripe apricot, apple tart and pineapple notes. Medium-full bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, the palate offers a nice contrast between stone fruit and savory flavors balanced by crisp acid and finishing long and mealy. Drink it now to 2016+. ”
2009 Chardonnay90 Points gismondionwine.com
“ Grapefruit, nutty lees, honey, floral, vanilla, toasty, buttery, baked pear and passion fruit aromas. Ripe, round, fresh, juicy, slightly sweet palate with creamy, spicy, honey, pineapple, passion fruit, butter, vanilla and citrus flavours. Good finesse and fruit in a more modern style. Well done. ”
2009 Chardonnay94 Points Bobswinereviews.com
“ Delicious Chardonnay with appealing fruit/alcohol sweetness beautifully balanced by fruity acidity to give a pleasantly drying finish. The flavours are a nicely integrated mix of white peach, guava and citrus with bread crust and spicy oak. Very classy wine. ”
2010 Chardonnay93+ Points Wine Advocate
“ ...The nose offers an impressive array of citrus, toast and earth aromas with notes of lemon peel, orange zest and grapefruit jus plus hints of crushed stones, cedar, white blossom and pineapple. The palate gives a wonderful concentration of citrus and stone fruit flavors, with just enough toasty oak offset by crisp acid, and finishing long and creamy. Tantalizingly good now, it should cellar to 2016+. ”
Dog Point Vineyards
Dog Point, one of Marlborough's oldest private vineyards, is located on the Southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley at the confluence of the smaller Brancott and Omaka Valleys.