Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2011 Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir

wine

The heavy bottle indicates this pinot noir deserves respect - and it's justified.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:49 EST 2013

2012 Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon

wine

Honest regional identity at a good price. This cabernet smells of mulberries, blackcurrants and briar, with restrained background oak.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:46 EST 2013

2013 Claymore Joshua Tree Riesling

wine

The mid-palate is nicely plump, with a vibrant, spicy finish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:59 EST 2013

2011 Robert Oatley Signature Series McLaren Vale Shiraz

wine

Oak is subtle, giving real refinement to a medium-bodied, easy-textured red.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:57 EST 2013

2011 Coldstream Hills Rising Vineyard Chardonnay

wine

Silky and fine, a lingering toasty dab of new oak touches that finish perfectly.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:55 EST 2013

2012 Mud House South Island Pinot Gris

Pinot gris can be pretty ordinary, but this is a good one.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:50:07 EST 2013

The Killer Prosecco NV

Is ''The Killer'' a good name for an Italian wine?

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:25:47 EST 2013

2005 Drappier Grande Sendree Brut

wine

Grande Sendree has the feel of a ''prestige cuvee'' vintage champagne, yet its price tag isn't much more than good non-vintage.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:25:14 EST 2013

2011 Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

Bleasdale pioneered the Langhorne Creek region in 1850, and it's been the most significant winery there ever since.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:23:45 EST 2013

2011 Sandalford Margaret River Shiraz

An elegant Margaret River shiraz. Lightly jammy raspberry, blackberry and sweet spice meet the nose, along with a floral note.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:23:00 EST 2013

All Saints Estate Grand Rutherglen Tawny NV

Rutherglen fortified wines have few peers as companions for winter's night contemplation.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:22:32 EST 2013

2011 Summerfield Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Deeply coloured cabernet from Victoria's Pyrenees region.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:22:00 EST 2013

2012 Paulett's Polish Hill Riesling

Paulett's riesling shows the lovely depth of the 2012 Clare Valley vintage.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jul 22 09:41:28 EST 2013

2011 Elefante Garnacha

The Elefante wines from young Spanish winemaker Javier Murua often feature in this column.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jul 22 09:39:15 EST 2013

2010 Mr Mick Tempranillo

Colombard is an also-ran in South Australian white wine grapes, but Primo Estate makes it special.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Fri Jul 19 16:56:26 EST 2013

2013 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard

Colombard is an also-ran in South Australian white wine grapes, but Primo Estate makes it special.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Fri Jul 19 16:56:36 EST 2013

2010 Brand's Laira August Tide Dry Red

This young Coonawarra red has succulent blackcurrant and plum aromas with suggestions of violets and cedar.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Fri Jul 19 16:56:16 EST 2013

2010 Plantagenet Mount Barker Shiraz

Plantagenet was a trailblazing estate for shiraz in WA's Mount Barker region.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Fri Jul 19 16:55:36 EST 2013

2011 Port Phillip Estate Chardonnay

Port Phillip Estate Chardonnay for Uncorked column by Ralph Kyte-Powell for July 16.

A complex Mornington Peninsula chardonnay that gets better with air.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Fri Jul 19 16:54:40 EST 2013

2013 Pertaringa Scarecrow Sauvignon Blanc

Pertaringa Scarecrow for Uncorked July 9 by Ralph Kyte-Powell.

Adelaide region sauvignon blanc in a more savoury style than most.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jul 09 17:21:02 EST 2013