PinotFileModerate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is subdued upon opening, but blossoms over time in the glass to reveal aromas of dark cherry liquor, spice, and plenty of floral goodness including violets and roses. The nose was even more captivating the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle and was reminiscent of capturing a whiff of seductive perfume on a beautiful woman. The mid weight plus core of dark cherry and raspberry fruit is incredibly flavorful and reveals many nuances over time including spice, conifer, rosehips tea and just the right touch of oak. Elegant and sleek with amazing length, this wine is the whole package. Compared to the 2011 vintage, this wine is a bit more elegant, more fashionable and shows more adroit oak integration. I have tasted this wine on three other occasions and was blown away each time. An exemplar.
Pinot NoirPinot Noir is a versatile red wine grape used to make some of the world's greatest wines. Depending on where it is grown, Pinot Noir can be earthy or fruity, light-bodied or heavy, pale garnet or deep red. In France, Pinot Noir produces fine red Burgundy and is one of the three grapes used in Champagne (the skins are removed prior to fermentation to produce blanc de noir or "white from red.") It is also considered the most diverse, food-friendly wine View all our additional Pinot Noir items
New ZealandThe New Zealand wine industry has been booming since the 1970s, when critics first noted the excellent Sauvignon Blanc coming out of the Marlborough region. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is now considered some of the world’s best, blending Old and New World styles to create exotically aromatic wines with refreshingly pungent acidity. New Zealand Pinot Noir has gained more recent favor, as have Bordeaux, Rhone and Italian-style blends. The maritime climate begets cool summers and mild winters, with high-acid fruit resulting from consistently cool nights. View all our items from New Zealand