SOHO 2013 Rosé and 2012 Whites and Reds

06-Aug-2013
An important part of Rachel Carter’s SOHO Wine Co. operation is the contract winemaking. Instead of one winemaker, SOHO has three, based near the fruit sources for her wines, and they have an intimate awareness of their local growing seasons and conditions. For the Waiheke Island wines, James Rowan has recently taken over from Pete Turner for the 2013 vintage. James is at West Brook in West Auckland, but has been based on Waiheke Island, and is well-known for making gold medal and trophy winning wines. In Marlborough, the highly regarded Dave Clouston is SOHO’s winemaker, Dave a local man with his own Two Rivers wines. Central Otago veteran Grant Taylor makes the SOHO wines from the deep south. Grant, recognised for his time at Gibbston Valley has his own Valli wines. All have contributed and are adding to SOHO’s success. Here are my reviews of new release wines, made by all the winemakers. It is one of the strongest releases I have seen to date. www.sohowineco.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • SOHO ‘White Collection’ Waiheke Island Rosé 2013
  • SOHO ‘Westwood’ Waiheke Island Rosé 2013
  • SOHO ‘Carter’ Waiheke Island Chardonnay 2012
  • SOHO ‘Valentina’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2012
  • SOHO ‘White Collection’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012
  • SOHO ‘McQueen’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

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