Kim Crawford

South Island Pinot Noir

8.6349 ratings
8.410 pro ratings
South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Red fruits dominant with iron and blood notes. Solid

Red fruits dominant with iron and blood notes. Solid

Dec 31st, 2017
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Pure red fruit, one dimensional.

Pure red fruit, one dimensional.

Nov 19th, 2017
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

7.1

Aromas of strawberry, nutmeg, and smoke start things off. Super jammy on the palate - just like you're making up some strawberry preserves. Acid seems a little disjointed with the profile of the wine. Medium weight tannins.

Aromas of strawberry, nutmeg, and smoke start things off. Super jammy on the palate - just like you're making up some strawberry preserves. Acid seems a little disjointed with the profile of the wine. Medium weight tannins.

3 people found it helpfulJul 6th, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.5

Terrific price:value ratio. A lighter style of Pinot Noir that can take on a nice chill with confidence. Silky tannins, balanced alcohol. Black cherries galore.

Terrific price:value ratio. A lighter style of Pinot Noir that can take on a nice chill with confidence. Silky tannins, balanced alcohol. Black cherries galore.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Mvon Higgins

Translucent cherry glass with clear rim,. Balance shifted to the medium nose of vanilla, cherry, oak, cinnamon, tobacco and crayon box. Medium acid hit to the palate of dry sour cherry and raspberry. Finish is medium short with tiny tannins and sour cherry predominance. Fair value at $13.95 USD but lack of depth and fruit flavor make this thinner Pinot more of an everyday light dish friend.

Translucent cherry glass with clear rim,. Balance shifted to the medium nose of vanilla, cherry, oak, cinnamon, tobacco and crayon box. Medium acid hit to the palate of dry sour cherry and raspberry. Finish is medium short with tiny tannins and sour cherry predominance. Fair value at $13.95 USD but lack of depth and fruit flavor make this thinner Pinot more of an everyday light dish friend.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2017
John Zuzek

2013 vintage - strawberry & raspberry preserves with a touch of cinnamon. Dry but very fruit forward.

2013 vintage - strawberry & raspberry preserves with a touch of cinnamon. Dry but very fruit forward.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2015
Stephen Becker

A sphere of infinite smoothness hovers in place in a room of intense purple; the room is only accessed through a secret door that is never behind the same bookcase twice.

A sphere of infinite smoothness hovers in place in a room of intense purple; the room is only accessed through a secret door that is never behind the same bookcase twice.

Oct 6th, 2016
Dale Cruse

Pretty pedestrian Pinot.

Pretty pedestrian Pinot.

Apr 14th, 2013
vino tinto

Pretty good, light, drinkable. Would buy again.

Pretty good, light, drinkable. Would buy again.

Sep 2nd, 2019
Makoto Someya

Good aroma and taste which is not so strong plum sour flavor. For that, serving temperature is important. Don't be higher. Should be <18. This is a point deferent from another label, NZ Pinot Noir. @1050, TBreeze, 180717 - 180720

Good aroma and taste which is not so strong plum sour flavor. For that, serving temperature is important. Don't be higher. Should be <18. This is a point deferent from another label, NZ Pinot Noir. @1050, TBreeze, 180717 - 180720

Jul 20th, 2018