2006 Jinks Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Gippsland

($22) Pale silver. Pungent citrus and herb aromas show a distinctly carnal quality, with complicating notes of jasmine and quinine. Brisk and impressively concentrated citrus and quince flavors offer excellent cut. Finishes with terrific penetration, clarity and length. An outstanding New World sauvignon blanc.


2004 Jinks Creek Winery Pinot Noir Gippsland

($33) Light red. Ripe raspberry and red plum on the nose, with a primal hint of dark berry skin; musky underbrush and incense qualities come up with air, adding to this wine's aromatic complexity. Juicy red and dark berry flavors are complemented by deeper chocolate and coffee notes, with gentle acidity adding energy. Quite sweet, but with admirable complexity and impressive focus on the long, sappy finish. I'd like to see this among a group of top Oregon pinots. (The Ravensvale Group, Naples, FL):

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