South Island Pinot Noir

Kim Crawford

Kim's Favorite SP Pinot Noir 2017

Color of light gold with a bit green hue. Nose is seducing sweet honey, passion fruit, sweet grapefruit, and hint of spice. Taste of vivid acidity, similar note o the nose fruit characters, a just a bit mineral. Aftertaste is again nice acidity, medium long. Above the par SB. — 5 days ago

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Yealands Estate

Yealands Way Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Notes of cherry , peppery, raspberry, mellowed significantly on the third day of being open but sealed with a vacu vin . Really quite delicious. — 2 days ago

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pale straw color, flowery, citrus grassy nose, ripe melon & kiwi taste with slight acidity. — 7 days ago

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Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Super good!!
Never disappointing
Big Central Otago style, but complex too even though still young 👍
— 19 days ago

Ron, Mike and 2 others liked this

Dog Point Vineyard

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

This is our “go to” at Arancino’s for date night. We’ve had it a few times this year (2018) and it would still do better if decanted, but we always enjoy it with the mix of seafood and steak we tend to order. It still tastes young but it goes well with seafood. He prefers something with more body to accompany his steak. But we love this little boutique winery in Marlborough and keen to support them. — 3 days ago


Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Drank it at home and loved it after a phase of drinking more fuller-bodied wine. Would def get again. Got it on sale in NZ but it travelled well to Honolulu. — 2 months ago


Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Also quite dry. Again 30% new French oak making for light oak. I get some cherry and can taste the plum after I read about it. Very good. — 7 days ago


Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2015

The quality to price ratio on this one is off the charts. Liquid summer, full of red fruit and spice. A brilliant t heavyweight at 14%abv but wears it lightly. Nose like a Volnay with violet and cherry, still dark and youthful in colour. It’s a feminine wine full of elusive qualities, perfumed and elegant. For $41, they are practically giving it away. — 3 days ago


Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

First New Zealand Pinot Noir for us.. Good minerality and versatile wine. Will seek out again! — a day ago

Allan Scott

Scott Base Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Bought this at the vineyard down in New Zealand after a tasting. This is an awesome Pinot Noir. It was smooth and not acidic. It was light with notes to please the pallet. Finally the finish, after being so smooth to drink presented notes of pepper! Awesome wine!! — 12 days ago