South Island Pinot Noir

Jackson Estate

Vintage Widow Pinot Noir 2013

Color of seducing ruby with purple hue. Nose of milk, nice dark fruits like ripe cherry, spice, coke cola. Taste is silky, with sweet vanilla, cherry, dried seaweed, juicy grapes, low tannins, spices, and a bit zest. Aftertaste is smooth, spice, and some more sweetness. Easy to drink, with good flavors and complexity. — 5 days ago

Dawn, Ron and 8 others liked this

Greystone

Nor'Wester Pinot Noir 2015

Bright strawberry and herbs — 13 hours ago

David, Bill and 9 others liked this

Prophet's Rock

Cuvée Aux Antipodes Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Standout of the Grand Tasting at Amisfield for the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration. Nose was seductive and perfumed which drew you in and finished you off before you had the chance to escape. Single punch down throughout the entire ferment. Francois Millet waxed poetic. An exemplary collaboration between Otago and Burgundy. — 17 days ago

Laura Cacciatore
with Laura

Burn Cottage

Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir

Dinner w/ Tony Blakely and Philippa. Forest floor / bing cherries / soft tannins / long finish — a day ago

Soshi, norikazu and 2 others liked this

Brancott Estate

Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

Brief trip to sunny New Zealand. — 3 days ago

norikazu, Hiroyuki and 2 others liked this

Mt. Beautiful

North Canterbury Rose 2017

Very interesting rose!!!! Pinot noir grape combined with Pinot Gris in a beautiful rich deep pink color. Let me tell you don’t let the bright pink fool you. This is a dry wine that is complex and a bit complicated. White peach and pink grapefruit on first taste with a red wine start and a white wine finish. It’s like too different flavors in your mouth and it’s hard to figure out what you are tasting. Good wine that is a little complicated. Definitely try this one!!!!! — 3 days ago

Charteris

Pinot Noir 2016

Rich nose of berries, dark cherries, plum, spice, stewed fruit, florals and hints of musk and cocoa. Earthy tones on the palate, beneath the dark fruit and dusty tannins. It’s a big mouthful of flavours. It’s really enjoyable drinking now and still very young. — 16 days ago

David David
with David

Giesen

The Brothers Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

This is significantly better than the previous ratings suggest. Decent depth and not nearly as tart/acidic as many Pinots from Marlborough. The earthy/fruity balance is excellent. Good buy. — 17 hours ago

Erewhon

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Learned that there’s no wishlist for Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast this year 🙁

HOWEVER THIS IS A BRILLIANT SUBSTITUTE. go buy this.
— 24 days ago

Kirk, Sharon and 17 others liked this
MaJ CappS

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I love this mostly because of the blind winemaker. Great backstory to this wine. And. Of course central Otago is great for depth in Pinot based wines. (look into Tasmania if you can!)
TheSkip

TheSkip

I agree! Great back story.

Shed 6

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

gen
9.8

Smooth, smoky, crisp, full body, light after taste, hint of sweetness — 3 days ago