This venerable private label winery pulls out all the stops with what may be their most expensive wine ever. It's dry, with plush, stylish tannins, but marred by excessive softness and, worse, overripe flavors of raisins. It's primarily from Dry Creek Valley, natural home to Zinfandel, but not the greatest source of Merlot, which needs cool weather for balance.
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A native of New York who has spent years living abroad in London and Perth, Australia, Pickard’s work has previously appeared in publications such as Australia’s Gourmet Traveller Wine, James Halliday’s Wine Companion, Scoop Magazine, Decanter and Wine Enthusiast. She was the co-host of the popular podcast, The Crush, as well as a regular presenter on various TV shows. Pickard is excited to share her vast knowledge and great passion for the wines of both Australia and New Zealand.