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Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS

Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS

Winemakers Reserve

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah 2013

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
485 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 94/100

This syrah is a sensory event in a glass. From New Zealand, this aged red reveals baking spices and forest floor notes that complement a core of stewed cherry and cassis. Visually appealing, this product of Hawke's Bay is ruby red tinged with purple hues. Full bodied, this syrah has a long finish.

The Beloved

Exultet Estates The Beloved Pinot Noir 2011

Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
16 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 93/100

Opened in Fall 2020 and it was outstanding. Crafted from pinot noir grown in Ontario’s Prince Edward County appellation, The Beloved revealed eye-catching garnet hues and expressive notes evocative of ripe cherry and cranberry, dill, fennel, garden soil and broken in leather. Medium bodied, Velvet tannins. Extended finish. This is an impressive creation from Exultet Estates. Drink now or let mature even more. Enjoy. Reviewed on October 2, 2020

Roserock Chardonnay 2016

Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
493 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 93/100

This cool climate chardonnay from Oregon is outstanding, delivering memorable aromas and flavours of lime zest, minerality, fresh pears and peaches. Attractive to the eye, add this product of Willamette Valley to your list of wines to try this year.

Vinyes Velles Priorat

Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles Priorat 2015

Priorat, Spain
346 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 93/100

Impressive and irresistible. This offering from Ferrer Bobet shows deep ruby and flashes of purple hues in the bottle then delivers a memorable melange of dried herbs, candied fruit, mocha and cedar in the glass before concluding with a long finish.

Queenston Mile Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
86 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 92/100

This pinot noir deserves a curtain call. Crafted by small volume producer Queenston Mile Vineyard, it poured pale ruby and delivered a delicious, nuanced aroma and flavour experience, featuring layers of mature red and dark berries and cherries that were enhanced with earthiness and traces of cedar. Firm tannins added character and punctuation to this pinot’s medium bodied frame. The long aftertaste was fruit focused. Enjoy. Reviewed on August 3, 2020.

Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award