South Island Pinot Noir

Felton Road

Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.5

If you do anything in your life, find a 6-7 yr old Felton Road Pinot or their Chardonnay at 3-4 yrs old. Decant it hours. The Chardonnay served at near room temperature. You will thank me. The fruit, complexity and acidity get my highest recommendation. It extraordinary Burgundy & style at a fraction of the price. Crossroads of new & old world.

Still room for growth here.
— 7 days ago

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Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir 2019

The color is very pretty. The nose is big and complex, with lots of herbs and forest floor notes. Invites you to keep smelling it. The palate is spicy—pepper and spices. Medium finish. Delicious. I dug this one. — 7 days ago

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Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Black cherry, black tea, wooly tannin, briar — 15 days ago

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Prophets Rock

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Classic Central Otago dark brooding character, but with more elegance than Gibbston Valley or Valli. The nose is all blue and black fruit, with a vein of cedar spice, Med-full bodied, complex, with a silky mouthfeel. Serious weight, but not heavy. A cross between the dark weight of Otago and a good Gevrey. Strong buy. — 19 hours ago

Misha's Vineyard Wines

The High Note Pinot Noir 2018

Ate this with Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food. Really opened up after a while and paired wonderfully. Need to give it at least 20 minutes or so before it shows his true expression of rose petals and light chewy fruit. Cool round flavors with enough structure to keep things balanced. — 10 days ago

Mountford Wines

LIaison Pinot Noir 2014

Ted
9.1

Citrus. Earthy. Enjoyable with a pork chop — 14 days ago

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Domaine Rewa

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Yellow color with strong lime-green accents; some reduction—which aired out in 30 min—followed by refined and elegant (not heavily oaked) tropical fruit like papaya and honey melon, and mushrooms and vanillin-sugar; taste is fresh, vibrant, lightly oaky; with a medium-length finish that was a bit spicy. Lovely! — 2 days ago

Peregrine Wines

Mohua Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Good density of red fruits/black cherries. Earthiness, spice, and cedar. Some tertiary notes starting to show - fruit leather and tobacco. Bright acidity and medium structure. Enjoyed outside on a beautiful 65+ degree night in Asheville! — 2 days ago

The Ned

Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2020

Reliably good, lots of watermelon, and great summer rose — 5 days ago

Koyama

Waipara Pinot Noir 2018

Ted
9.2

Upon opening the bottle there was lots of smoke. Kind of obnoxious. That goes away after half an hour and you really start to get that red cherry fruit. Light color with some cloudiness. It’s growing on me. — 15 days ago

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