Reviewed by MaryAnn Worobiec, July 2022
Stunning, showing a polished and expressive mix of rich dark chocolate, sticky toffee pudding and cigar box nuances to a core of spiced plum, kirsch and apricot. The spice and cedar details gain momentum on the long, velvety and expressive finish, where a thread of rosemary oil lingers. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2035
2019 The Factor
Generous and plush, with milk chocolate accents to the wild blackberry and huckleberry core, with details of caramel, palo santo, tobacco, sage and red licorice. Gains complexity and intensity on the long, dense and velvety finish. Shiraz. Drink now through 2035.
2019 The Struie
This focuses on a mix of red and black fruit flavors that are juicy and bold, with maraschino cherry, blueberry and huckleberry flavors at the core, showing accents of Asian five-spice, espresso, dried ginger, oregano and cedar on the firm finish. Drink now through 2036
2019 The Steading
Dense, aromatic and complex, with kirsch, dried cherry, white pepper, black tea and olive tapenade. Details of fresh earth, cedar, tobacco and dried violet linger on the long finish, with a note of fresh cardamom. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2037.
2020 Woodcutters Shiraz
Generous and juicy, with wild berry, spiced plum and chai flavors and details of sage, cardamom and licorice. Offers an open-knit texture and a spicy finish. Drink now
2019 Cuvee Juveniles
Generous, aromatic and fleshy, offering a vibrant core of ripe cherry, cranberry and raspberry flavors that are fleshy and generous, with notes of matcha green tea, spice and dried lavender that linger on the finish. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2035
2020 The Steading Blanc
Delivers ripe pear, apple and peach flavors that are generous, plump and juicy, with notes of lemon blossom and a touch of minerality and green tea on the long finish. Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne
2021 Woodcutters Semillon
Succulent and generous, with juicy peach, apricot and ripe melon flavors at the core, expanding into details of cardamom, chamomile and pineapple sage that gain momentum on the finish. Drink now