Sourced from four vineyards at the western end of Waiheke Island, this Chardonnay has an attractive nose of lemon curd, dried apricot and a touch of pear drop. Good definition and very pretty. The palate is quite oaky on the entry, but there is good fruit concentration underneath, nice acidity with a lovely vanillin finish.
Cable Bay Vineyards was established in 1996 and is owned by a small group of wine lovers who are all passionate about creating world class wines. The company's goal is to produce outstanding wines from two of New Zealand's finest wine-producing areas - Waiheke Island and Marlborough.
From each region, Cable Bay Vineyards produces wines that it believes best reflect the potential of that particular area - Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties from Waiheke Island and Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Marlborough.
The Cable Bay Vineyards brand, at the leading edge of New Zealand winemaking, stands for simple elegance with layers of complexity.