Obsidian Vineyard

+64-9-372 6100 ~~ 027 240 1564 PO Box 345
Waiheke Island, CA 94574
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Obsidian Vineyard nestles in the coastal hills of the Onetangi viticultural area on the northern coast of Waiheke Island. The flagship wine, simply labeled The Obsidian, is the blend of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The Weeping Sands label is made with the same meticulous care and attention as Obsidian, but for earlier drinking. All wines are from the single Waiheke Island vineyard except the Obsidian, Chardonnay which is sourced from a small family vineyard block on Waiheke Island overlooking the Tamaki Straight. The Obsidian vineyard was established in 1993 with the specific objective of producing a great Bordeaux-style red however since that time new varieties have been introduced and Obsidian now has eight varietal wines. New wines to its portfolio include Syrah, Viognier, Chardonnay, Rose and Montepulciano. – Description from Luke from waiheke

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is 2hr 15min. $34 per adult... Read More

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  • Yeah D, I got a couple:2007 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du ... ... Ridge 2007 Pax Syrah Obsidian Vineyard 2006 Pax Syrah The Terraces Alder Springs Vineyard 2011 Quivet Cellars Syrah Hulda Block Las Madres Vineyard 2007 Bodega Rancho Syrah Thieriot 2003 Rhys Alesia Syrah Sonoma Coast 2005 Roar Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands 2008 Wind Gap Wines Sy... Read More

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

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  • Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County Obsidian Ridge Vineyard 2008

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    A decent mid weight Cabernet from the higher elevations of Red Hills. I actually expected a bit more structure from this wine....especially since all the reading I've done on the "high altitude cabernets".....and how they are more intense in the flavor dept. But all in all a decent Cabernet form a vineyard with a whole lot of volcanic rock in ... Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Rock Wall Obsidian 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by kevsipe


  • I get so caught up in work that I often neglect to check in here. I'm apologizing about that!  I'm back afer a few weeks in New Zealand, which sucks up all my time not only during the trip but for the weeks prior and, as it looks, most of the week after my return. Before you ask, new Zealand was great. A young wine industry but one that has made... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Damn it's been too long


  • I am finally catching up on compiliing my notes and reviews from this whole year.  A good friend of mine asked me, as he picked me up on New Year's Eve from the airport as I was returning from Napa, if I wanted to go to Sonoma in February.  He was planning to kidnap his girlfriend (another good friend of mine) for her birthday over Valentine's w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Trip Feb 2011


  • Donelan Syrah Knights Valley Obsidian Vineyard 2009

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    The definition of obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. I couldn't have said it better myself. This wine has some volcanic heat as well as a very minerally bordeaux-esque vibe. Opens seductively in a decanter over the course of an evening. This will age for a few more years but it is terrific righ... Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County Obsidian Ridge Vineyard 2007

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    medium-build Read More

    Wine review by colin439


  • Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County Obsidian Ridge Vineyard 2007

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    Excellent cabernet for the money! Very good balance between tanins and fruit! Beautiful fruity finish! Read More

    Wine review by ssterris


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