Benchmark Wines

Criterion Collection Central Otago Pinot Noir

8.720 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Central Otago, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lara Dunphy Guest

Director Sales & Marketing Black Cordon Vineyards, Sixteen by Twenty Wines

9.0

Excellent NZ Pinot, especially for the price. Solid cherry with a bit of rough floral, and a touch of black tea in the finish. I really enjoyed this.

Excellent NZ Pinot, especially for the price. Solid cherry with a bit of rough floral, and a touch of black tea in the finish. I really enjoyed this.

Feb 20th, 2017
Mary Beth Bell

Nice

Feb 16th, 2018
Phil Jost

Can't go wrong! Good Pinot and more complex than I expected.

Can't go wrong! Good Pinot and more complex than I expected.

Aug 7th, 2017
mitch connell

You get what you pay for. This was on sale at whole foods for mid teens. It tastes like a watered down version of a better 30 dollar bottle of Pino. If you aren't a picky snob it is a good wine, I'm an entitled prick so it's "just ok". Makes for a good gift at a party cause no one wants to bring fire to someone who doesn't care to try and appreciate it.

You get what you pay for. This was on sale at whole foods for mid teens. It tastes like a watered down version of a better 30 dollar bottle of Pino. If you aren't a picky snob it is a good wine, I'm an entitled prick so it's "just ok". Makes for a good gift at a party cause no one wants to bring fire to someone who doesn't care to try and appreciate it.

Feb 20th, 2017
David Partlett

Very nz. Light and well made.

Very nz. Light and well made.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Ken Wu
9.1

$35 nose, $12 finish, but it improves over time

$35 nose, $12 finish, but it improves over time

May 8th, 2016
Hayden Bagot

Sessionable and balanced

Sessionable and balanced

Jan 11th, 2016
Mike Ancuta

Black cherry, spice, floral, slight herbal but in a good way. Good Pinot

Black cherry, spice, floral, slight herbal but in a good way. Good Pinot

Dec 22nd, 2015
Leona Hee

Whole food 15

Whole food 15

Jan 18th, 2018
Jon Preece

Jon had this 2 years ago

Jon had this 2 years ago

Apr 2nd, 2018