Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Issue 235

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski for The Wine Advocate. Issue 235, published 1st March 2018.


Momo Pinot Gris, 2017

“Apple, pear and melon notes appear on the nose of the 2017 Pinot Gris. It's a plump, soft, rounded wine with medium body and a remarkably smooth texture and feel. With no hard edges at all, it's dangerously easy to drink.” Rating: 88. Drink Date: 2018 – 2020                                         


Momo Rose, 2016

“The pale flamingo hued 2016 Organic Rose is a dry, savory style (at least at this stage of its evolution). It's medium-bodied, with subtle aromas of wet concrete, strawberry and gentle citrus. Drink up.”  Rating: 85. Drink Date: 2018  


Momo Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

“The 2016 Organic Sauvignon Blanc features distinctive struck-flint aromas upon opening, along with notes of tomato leaf, pineapple and grapefruit. It's a plump, medium-bodied example of the genre, with ample concentration of citrusy fruit, hints of herbaceousness and a clean, refreshing finish.” Rating: 88. Drink Date: 2018 – 2019                                         


Momo Pinot Noir, 2016

“According to the back label, the 2016 Pinot Noir includes only certified organic grapes, tartaric acid and preservative (sulfur dioxide). It's a medium-bodied, reasonably structured Pinot Noir, with a fair amount of silky tannins for an entry-level offering, but they serve to give a savory grounding to the ample cherry fruit. Herbal and spice notes add complexity on the nose and finish. It should drink well for up to 5 years from vintage." Rating: 88. Drink Date: 2018 – 2021


Seresin Estate Chardonnay, 2016

“The medium to full-bodied 2016 Chardonnay is an impressive effort, combining bold roasted-nut aromas with scents of pear and lemon to achieve a delicate balance in a full-flavored wine. Hints of baking spices show up on the long, citrusy finish." Rating: 90. Drink Date: 2018 – 2022     


Seresin Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

“Seresin's 2016 Sauvignon Blanc includes 5% Sémillon and 17% was fermented and aged in older French oak barriques to add complexity and interest. The wine offers a leafy component on the nose that recalls tomato or currant leaves, plus plenty of citrusy fruit and hints of red berries or pink grapefruit. The oak is subtle, but if it is noticeable, it's in the silky texture on the medium-bodied palate and the finesse-filled, lingering finish.” Rating: 92. Drink Date: 2018 – 2020


Seresin Estate Pinot Gris, 2016

“Fermented and aged in a mix of stainless steel and older French oak, the 2016 Pinot Gris features ripe aromas of stone fruit and melon, plus just enough apple and citrus to keep things lively. It's medium-bodied and soft in texture, but with a dusting of cinnamon and touches of tannin and citrus zest on the long finish.” Rating: 89. Drink Date: 2018 – 2022 


Seresin Chardonnay Reserve, 2015

“Seresin's barrel-fermented 2015 Chardonnay Reserve saw 26% new oak, which has integrated into the wine in a beautiful way. There's the subtle nuttiness of toasted grain (and maybe just a hint of cashew) blended with rich, ripe, yet citrusy fruit flavors. It's medium to full-bodied yet seems almost weightless, gliding easily across the palate into an extended finish. One of the best Marlborough Chards I can remember tasting!”. Rating: 93. Drink Date: 2018 – 2022


Seresin Marama Sauvignon Blanc, 2015

“Rich, honeyed (yet dry) and oak-spiced, the 2015 Marama is a distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc. Whole-bunch pressed, barrel fermented and aged, it's toasty, nutty and textural, yet it retains a sense of freshness and vitality that might not be expected from such a full-bodied wine. The lingering finish echoes with ripe stone fruit, citrus and spice.”. Rating: 93. Drink Date: 2018 – 2022



Seresin Leah Pinot Noir, 2015

“Delicate floral and herbal notes add interest to the cherry aromas of the 2015 Leah Pinot Noir. It's a crisp, medium-bodied Pinot Noir, with bright cherry fruit and silky tannins, barely marked by oak. It should drink well for at least 6-7 years.”. Rating: 90. Drink Date: 2018 – 2024 


Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir, 2014

“The delicate, perfumed 2014 Rachel Pinot Noir features florals, spice and orange zest layered over cherries. It's a succulent, medium-bodied Pinot Noir, with silky but persistent tannins that give a softly dusty feel to the finish. It's ready to drink and should hold nicely at this level for a few more years.” Rating: 91. Drink Date: 2018 – 2021


Seresin Noa Pinot Noir, 2014

“The 2014 Noa Pinot Noir comes off the land around the winery. It features an interesting amalgam of sous bois aromas, candied cherry fruit and firm, savory tannins. Like all of the Seresin Pinots, there's an essential delicacy to the texture that's primal and seductive. If it comes together in the next few years, my rating will seem conservative, but whether it will truly mesh in time remains an open question.” Rating: 89. Drink Date: 2018 – 2022 


Seresin Raupo Creek Pinot Noir, 2014

“From a vineyard in the Omaka Valley, the 2014 Raupo Creek Pinot Noir spent 18 months in 13% new French oak. It's medium ruby in hue, showing toasty, nutty accents to its ripe cherry fruit. This medium-bodied, moderately complex wine looks to be relatively early-maturing and is already drinking well, the silky tannins adding a pleasant dimension on the palate and finish.” Rating: 92. Drink Date: 2018 – 2022


Seresin Tatou Pinot Noir, 2014

“The darkest of the Seresin 2014s (although in this vintage, color isn't particularly noteworthy), the 2014 Tatou Pinot Noir features scents of sous bois, sandalwood, pomegranate and cranberries. It has the same succulent mouthfeel found in the other bottlings, but perhaps it's a bit more tannic, with a refreshing tea-like note on the long finish.” Rating: 91. Drink Date: 2018 – 2022 


Seresin Sun and Moon Pinot Noir, 2013

“Sourced from a hillside block in the Omaka Valley, the 2013 Sun and Moon Pinot Noir is meant for aging. It's still fairly young and fresh tasting, with firm, drying tannins and tart cherry fruit that reverberates on the long, long finish. Give it another couple of years in the cellar.” Rating: 93. Drink Date: 2020 – 2028 

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