Winslow 2001 Turakirae Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc
Inky wine with dense, ripe berry fruit, plum and cracked pepper flavours, as well as a velvety texture and amazing concentration. Elegance on a grand scale. Great potential
Winslow 2001 Petra Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep, dense wine with strong cranberry, violet and cooked beetroot flavours plus a solid influence of smoky French oak. Firm tannins suggest good cellaring potential.
Bob Campbell, Wine Buyers Guide 2001, Cuisine.
I am a huge fan of Winslow Riesling especially the St. Vincent Reserve, intense lime and mineral flavours with an exquisite knife-edge acidity and an ethereal texture. Winslow Turakirae Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc is an outstanding red with an array of complex flavours including cassis, plum, cedar, blackcurrant, liquorice & spicy oak.
1998 Turakirae Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc
1999 St. Vincent Reserve Riesling
Vic Williams. The Penguin New Zealand Wine Guide 2003
2001 Turakirae Reserve: 4 ½ glasses
Spicy oak and ripe blackcurrants get it together in the bouquet. It’s smooth, richly fruited and assertively tannic on the palate.
Vic Williams & Julie Le Clerc. Vineyards of New Zealand Cookbook. Penguin Books (NZ), 2001
Winslow is a low-profile winery, making its mark producing distinctive quality wines.
Conventional wisdom has it that Martinborough is not the right place to grow cabernet sauvignon, but Steve & Jennifer Tarring are determined to prove the doubters wrong. They went a long way towards this when their 1998 Turakirae Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc won a gold medal at the International Wine & Spirit competition in London. But the Winslow story is not just about reds. The company has produced some startlingly good Rieslings in the last couple of years, as well as an attractive cabernet-based rosé. A visit to their tiny cellar shop is a rewarding experience.
Michael Cooper. Sunday Star Times 2002
One of the most striking claret-style reds produced in the district (Martinborough),
Winslow Turakirae Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc 2001
Offers intense brambly, spicy flavours seasoned with toasty oak and a backbone of firm, chewy tannins.