Central Otago, Otago

Two Paddocks

Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018


I was just texting with a friend who used to go to New Zealand for rugby. We briefly talked about the wine down there. Had to find a bottle to try. Vineyards owned by actor Sam Neill. Didn’t know that and not that it matters. This wine has almost the same color as raspberry Kool-Aid. Still so young but it has some nice cherry fruit. Excited to drink while reuniting with my couch watching CFB!! — 6 days ago

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Felton Road

Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2018

Autumnal AF. Nice tart cranberry, fall spices, wrapped up in a nice funky bouquet. Just such a pretty little new world pinot. — 22 days ago

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Felton Road

Block 1 Riesling 2013


Both you and Liz liked this one quite a bit. Rich, acidic. Really very good. Everything you like about Riesling. — a month ago

Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Dark fruit. Seems dense. Black currant, touch licorice spicy. Built to last with plenty of fine tannins. It seems they used some whole cluster, herbs 🌿. Not my style but a great wine! — 20 days ago

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Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2012

Earthy aromas with ripe plum notes - a very Otago nose albeit in the lighter spectrum. Same notes transfer to the medium bodied sappy palate. Not as full bodied as I was expecting. Quite Burgundian in weight and texture. Made by the equally earthy Nick Mills, owner and winemaker who made his presentation at Pinot NZ 2018 in Wellington in bare feet. Rippon is biodynamic and chemical free. I subsequently had a nice chat with him - a genuine bloke. Must be one of the prettiest vineyard scenes anywhere in the world sloping up from Lake Wanaka. Whilst this is classed as Central Otago this is not as full bodied as the Bannockburn/Felton Road district. — 6 days ago

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Rabbit Ranch

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Love it.
Light and easy
— 5 days ago

Allan Scott

Scott Base Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Light garnet colour with cherries and raspberries on palate
A light clean wine with good acidity and lengthy lingering aftertaste and has soft tannins but it just needs more weight to be first class
— 5 days ago

Pyramid Valley Vineyards

Growers Collection Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Andrew Holod

Pours a ruddy ruby. Nose is a nice combo of crushed red fruits, clean fungi/button mushroom, and forest floor. Some definite sediment in this wine. Very solid new world effort. — 12 days ago

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Mt. Difficulty

Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Very flavourful. One of the best I have tasted — 9 days ago


Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Nice CN PN. Cherry/raspberry bordering strawberry w some body. Not huge syructure for appellation but fair. Matured to heighth. — a month ago