Reviews

Wine NZ

Colin Ford1 July 2014

Top 10

This example shows very good varietal typicity with notes of cut grass, gooseberry and capsicum on the nose. The palete too is nicely varietal; lemon and herbs showing moderate complexity. The wine is firm and textural in the mouth; quite pleasant and concenrated showing nice weight and balance right through the finish. 

Wine Spectator

10 April 2014

Wine Spectator

Tangy, with a core of apple green, passion fruit and key lime flavours. Smooth and intense, finishing on a mouth-watering note. 88 Points - MW

THE CROSSINGS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012

SILVER15 May 2013

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013

"Rich and textured in flavour our judges loved the value here, and the exuberant mix of flavours - from gooseberry, apple and citrus through to passionfruit, mango and guava, with hints of asparagus and grass too. 'Nice acidity - a very classic style,' said Hotel Terravina's Laura Rhys MS."

The Crossings Pinot Noir

THE CROSSINGS PINOT NOIR

11 April 2013

Joe Czerwinski
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE, April 2013, 90 points
boasts an effusive nose of roses, cherries, dusty earth and mocha. It’s medium to full in the mouth, delivering cherry fruit and underpinnings of earth and spice. The finish is long, spicy and firm without being hard.

The Crossings Pinot Noir

The Crossings Pinot Noir 2010 - 90 POINTS Wine Enthusiast

11 March 2013

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

The 2010 Pinot Noir is one of the successes, and it boasts an effusive nose of roses, cherries, dusty earth and mocha. It’s medium to full in the mouth,
delivering cherry fruit and underpinnings of earth and spice. The finish is long, spicy, and firm without being hard.

The Crossings Pinot Noir

The Crossings Pinot Noir 2011

15 February 2013

Full, moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The bouquet is soft, broad and voluminous with layers of red florals and red berry fruits harmoniously interwoven with red plum and spicy nuances. Medium-bodied, gentle flavours of soft red berry fruits and red florals form a rounded core and palate line. Lacy acidity and supple tannins subtly add to the depth and presence, and the flavours build in richness, revealing attractive spicy oak notes. The positive mouthfeel and textures drive the flavours to a very long, lingering finish. This is a smooth and harmonious red-fruited, spicy Pinot Noir that grows in in richness and texture. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 4-5 years. Awatere Valley fruit fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 7 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 17.5+/20 Feb 2013.  Raymond Chan, Wine Reviews.

The Crossings Pinot Noir

THE CROSSINGS AWATERE VALLEY PINOT NOIR

Raymond Chan15 February 2013

RAYMONDCHANWINEREVIEWS.CO.NZ

“Full, moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The bouquet is soft, broad and voluminous with layers of red florals and red berry fruits harmoniously interwoven with red plum and spicy nuances. Medium-bodied, gentle flavours of soft red berry fruits and red florals form a rounded core and palate line. Lacy acidity and supple tannins subtly add to the depth and presence, and the flavours build in richness, revealing attractive spicy oak notes. The positive mouthfeel and textures drive the flavours to a very long, lingering finish. This is a smooth and harmonious red-fruited, spicy Pinot Noir that grows in in richness and texture. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 4-5 years. Awatere Valley fruit fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 7 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 4 Stars 17.5+/20.”

The Crossings Riesling

THE CROSSINGS RIESLING 2011

Richard Hemming13 December 2012

JANCISROBINSON.COM

"Floral, perfumed and with superb definition to the lime fruit. Really steely and nervy, despite the (very welcome) slight residual sugar. 16 pts."

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2010

29 June 2012

Winestate Magazine

"Fresh and racy, with melon/lime flavours showing good delicacy and depth and a slightly off-dry lingering finish."

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2011

29 June 2012

"Melon and green apple flavors are showcased here, with floral, mineral and fresh fennel details. Light and extremely refreshing, as the flavors glide. Nicely done. Drink now. 59,000 cases made." –MW, 87 Points

The Crossings Pinot Noir

The Crossings Pinot Noir 2010

29 June 2012

Dish Magazine

"Ripe, juicy and deliciously complex, this pinot from the Awatere Valley has real characters. Cherry, rose and rhubarb flavours with a youthful acidity on the finish put it in good stead for a few years in the bottle."

The Crossings Pinot Noir

The Crossings Pinot Noir 2010

Lisa Perrotti

eRobertParker 197

"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2010 Pinot Noir displays a pronounced nose of warm mulberries, black cherry preserves and red plums with nuances of cloves and dark chocolate. Medium full bodied, it offers plenty of mouth-filling black raspberry and baking spice flavors with a good backbone of refreshing acid, low to medium level fine-grained tannins and a long finish. Drink it now through 2015. 87 Points."