Cambridge Road

Pinot Noir

8.71 ratings
-no pro ratings
Martinborough, Wairarapa, North 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
Wulf Losee

2018 tasted 2020. Some may find this bio-dynamic Pinot Noir off putting—fermented as it was in a clay amphora using wild yeast—but give it a chance (if you’re feeling adventurous). Right out of a newly uncorked bottle I get Earth, smoke, and cherries on the nose (and the cherry is the scent of artificial cherry flavoring that you get with cherry flavored hard candy!). A Thick and chewy fruit bomb on the front., Musky chlorophyll on the mid palate with a surprisingly soft finish. By now you’re saying “eeeewwww! Not for me!” But pour off a glass and recork the bottle for 24 hours. All that intensity mellows into something remarkably drinkable, albeit still a bit strange.

2018 tasted 2020. Some may find this bio-dynamic Pinot Noir off putting—fermented as it was in a clay amphora using wild yeast—but give it a chance (if you’re feeling adventurous). Right out of a newly uncorked bottle I get Earth, smoke, and cherries on the nose (and the cherry is the scent of artificial cherry flavoring that you get with cherry flavored hard candy!). A Thick and chewy fruit bomb on the front., Musky chlorophyll on the mid palate with a surprisingly soft finish. By now you’re saying “eeeewwww! Not for me!” But pour off a glass and recork the bottle for 24 hours. All that intensity mellows into something remarkably drinkable, albeit still a bit strange.

Jan 22nd, 2020