The new year in the vineyard is beginning. Warm days will start the sap moving and budburst won't be far away. We are almost finished pruning and the winter rain has filled the soil with water; a great start for the year. It will be another early year I think.
The 2008 James Halliday wine companion has just been released with some wonderful reviews.
James Halliday Reviews
Australian Wine Companion 2008
Geoff Weaver Lenswood Chardonnay 2005
Ultimate elegance and restraint; wild yeast, mlf and no added acidity; all the inputs seamlessly moulded in the light stone fruit, cashew and cream palate.
Geoff Weaver Lenswood Pinot Noir 2004
Holding hue well; has developed complexity with some savoury/foresty characters, with particularly good length; medium-bodied within the context of the variety.
Geoff Weaver Lenswood Ferus Sauvignon Blanc 2005
A very interesting wine; barrel fermented in French oak, and spending 12 months on lees, it has absorbed the oak yet retaineds the elegance of the Geoff Weaver style; no added acidity, but still has a long, firm, fresh finish.
Geoff Weaver Lenswood Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Excellent mouthfeel and balance; acidity insinuates itself rather than standing out among the passion fruit, gooseberry and guava flavours.