Wine Spectator


2012 Waitsburg Cellars Cheninieres - 91 Points, Wine Spectator
This tight, crisp, lip-smacking style offers focused quince and citrus flavors on a deftly distributed frame, lingering enticingly on the finish. A stylish version, with the ability to age. Drink now through 2016. 148 cases made. -HS

2012 Waitsburg Cellars Chevray - 90 Points, Wine Spectator
Fresh and vibrant, with juicy pear and honeydew melon fruit on a crisply balanced, slightly off-dry frame, persisting impressively on the generous finish. Drink now through 2016. 209 cases made. -HS

2012 Waitsburg Cellars Riesling - 90 Points, Wine Spectator
Sleek and silky, with honey-inflected pear and grapefruit flavors that linger on the off-dry finish. Drink now through 2016. 165 cases made. -HS

2011 Waitsburg Cellars Three Red Blend - 90 Points, Wine Spectator
Fresh and vibrant, with tension among the black cherry, mint and spice flavors, mingling effortlessly on the long and deftly balanced finish. Merlot, Malbec and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2016. 297 cases made. -HS

2012 Waitsburg Cellars Pinot Gris - 88 Points, Wine Spectator
Soft and appealing, featuring almond and apricot flavors, finishing dry, with a hint of melon. Drink now. 210 cases made. -HS

 

 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


2012 Waitsburg Cellars Cheninieres - 89 Points, Wine Advocate
"Bone dry, lively and fresh, the 2012 Chenin Blanc Cheninieres (100% Chenin Blanc from Snipes Mountain) offers up exotic, if not a touch funky, aromas of lime zest, citrus, orange blossom and saline-like minerality on the nose. This complex, focused and beautifully delineated wine has medium-bodied richness and solid mid-palate depth. It will be a perfect meal starter over the coming handful of years. Drink now-2015."

2012 Waitsburg Cellars Chevray - 90 Points, Wine Advocate
"More perfumed and floral, with less minerality and pretty lavender, wild herbs and white peach aromas and flavors, the 2012 Chenin Blanc Chevray, also 100% Chenin Blanc from Snipes Mountain, has a richer, fuller feel on the palate, with beautiful fruit, a mouth-filling texture and clean, perfectly integrated acidity. Not as dry as the Cheninieres, it's a beautiful, delicious white that's hard to resist. It also represents a great value. Buy this beauty by the case and enjoy it over the coming year or two. Drink now-2014."

2012 Waitsburg Cellars Riesling - 88 Points, Wine Advocate
"Starting off the whites and a solid Riesling that has good typicity, with tropical and lychee styled fruit, the 2012 Riesling (100% Riesling that's all from the Minick Vineyard, vinified all in stainless steel) is medium-bodied, fresh and balances its sugar and acidity beautifully with a clean finish. Overall easy drinking and delicious, it will be a crowd pleaser and should be consumed over the coming handful of years. Drink now-2015."

2011 Waitsburg Cellars Three - 88 Points, Wine Advocate
"The only red I was able to taste and a fun blend of 64% Merlot, 20% Malbec and 16% Mourvedre that had a third aged in new French oak, the 2011 Three (which refers to the three winemakers, vineyards and grape varieties in the blend) is bright, brambly and fruit driven with plenty of wild berry, pepper and underbrush as well as a lively, fresh texture on the palate. Up-front, easy drinking and delicious, it is a solid red that will continue to drink nicely through 2019. Drink now-2019."

Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate issue #207, Jun. 2013