Big changes are happening at the Hesketh family’s WD Wines in the Barossa Valley.
St John’s Road Gee Whiz Tram Driver 2017, Eden Valley, AUD $18
St John’s Road The Resilient Grenache 2017, Barossa Valley, AUD $22
Grenache is the grape of the moment, at least in the warmer regions of South Australia.
St John’s Road The Prophet Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $30
St John’s Road The Evangelist Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, AUD $58
St John’s Road Gee Whiz Tram Driver Gewürztraminer Riesling 2016, Eden Valley, AUD $18
St John’s Road Blood and Courage Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, AUD $22
There is still no better value for money in white wine than riesling.
Since Peter Lehmann’s son Philip Lehmann took over the winemaking reins at Parker Coonawarra Estate, the quality has hit a new level. The most arresting wines are the new $24 reds from the excellent 2013 vintage. The Parker cabernet is among 118 reviews of new-release cabernet sauvignons and cabernet blends that I’ve recently uploaded on the huonhooke.com app. Also in the system is the superb 2013 shiraz under the same label.