World Value Wine Challenge – Oct 2011

Gold Medal and Best Buy – Top 10 Red Wines $20 and Under

Pinot Noir 2009

Beverage Dynamics – Sep/Oct 2011

94 (5 stars)

Pinot Noir 2009

“Ripe plum in color with berry aromas; fresh, elegant and approachable.”

Wine Spectator June 30, 2011

89 Points.

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2010: Terrifically juicy, with Key lime, honeydew melon, passion fruit and pink grapefruit flavors that are ripe, round and focused. Orange blossom notes give this extra grace. Drink now. 35,000 cases imported.

San Francisco International Wine Competition, June 21, 2011

Silver medal awarded to the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Beverage Dynamics – May/June 2011

90 Points.

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2010: Very nice example of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc; great fruit with just enough acidity.

British GQ magazine – May 2011

The Crossings Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

The Wine Society has a superb range of Kiwi options and this is a real peach you can pick up for under a tenner. With ripe, juicy, sweet fruit and a savoury tang, it’s wonderfully versatile and as tasting with a sirloin as it is with tuna or salmon. Serve cellar cool.

- Jonathan Ray

Decanter World Wine Awards – May 2011

The Crossings Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 wins the silver award.

The Tasting Panel

Mystery Sip #16:
Dry, mineral-rich, heathered and candied on the palate. A zesty citrus start and an extra-dry finish.
-Meridith May

A big, juicy Sauvignon Blanc with generous squeezes of lime and a grassy bouquet.
-Jonathan Mitchell

THE REVEAL:
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand (SRP $14). The Crossings is one of a small group of pioneering winegrowers in the Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough, with low-vigor soils and a dry climate. The fruit comes from three vineyards.
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd.

Wine Orbit (NZ)– Issue 15

The Crossings Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 From the Awatere Valley, this elegantly framed Sauvignon shows currant, lime zest and capsicum characters on the nose. It’s tightly structured on the palate with fine texture and bright acidity. The wine shows delicacy and precision rather than punchy flavours.
- Sam Kim

Cuisine Issue (NZ) 144 December – January 2011

The Crossings Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 “This is a wine that speaks of its place of origin. Restrained floral aromatics, a strong minerality and urgent acidic lines all point to the Awatere Valley, where the nights are very cool.

An attractive juiciness persists through to a lengthy finish.” 4 stars
- Cuisine Magazine

Winestate Magazine – March April 2011 Vol 34 Issue 2 – Marlborough Regional Review

The Crossings Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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

The Crossings Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Ruby-hued, sweet fruited red with concentration and some savoury notes. Slightly leafy structured wine with good length.

International Wine Challenge – February 2011

The Crossings Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Bronze

Sommelier Wine Awards – January 2011

The Crossings Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Silver