Forward, fruity nose; felt like a New World Wine; very clean and balanced.Roger Dagorn
Honey and orange on the nose – on the palate orange and peach. Fuller in style but still light in body.Theresa Evans
Sommelier, Porter House
Complexity, impressive mineral notes. Would love to drink a glass, not just taste it.Chris Blanchard
A lot of things going on in this wine that we did not experience in the others…so layered and intriguing to drink…delicious and will be enjoyed by those lucky enough to taste it.Marissa Copeland
Sommelier, Sho Shaun Hergatt
Trophy: Best NZ Riesling, 2010 Gold MedalInternational wine challenge U.K.
Loved (the) focus, wonderful flavor. Long, intense finish.Tim Gaiser
…a delightful Riesling with an old world profile. It has a good concentration yet elegant with lovely finish. It was one of my favorite wines of 9 blind tasting at the Porter House.Kiyama Hiromi
….the palate was dry with high acidity and flavors of petrol, citrus and a hint of honey lingering in the long finish.Tracy Ellen Kamens - Grand Cru Classes
Nice richness to mid-palate, surprising minerality and really long finish. Really shows that NZ can make world-class Riesling.Peter Granoff
Loved (the) aromatics, minerality…very well made.Christie Dufault
Sommelier, CIA instructor
2012 Sommelier’s Choice
"... Along with "lots of petrol notes," as detected by O’Neal, this surprising New Zealand Riesling took top honors for what Caparoso described as "lemon, minerals, wildflowers galore—a whole field of stuff." We received the wonderful news that True & Daring was the winner in its category at the annual 2012 Sommelie's Choice event. The category is for Riesling and Loire Whites. This blew us away and we are very grateful for the honor. You can also read what they have to say about the wines in the extract below...
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