Matua Valley Wines

Marlborough Pinot Noir

8.6392 ratings
8.617 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.9

Pale garnet red, very limpid, with a fragrance of spiced strawberries topped with breezy notes of hayfield and linen. Crystalline and clear on the palate, it has little perceptible tannin but ample acidity. Tart, lean fruits—rhubarb, cranberry—repeat the dominant acid theme. This is a spare, wiry little wine that likes food, and maybe needs it. 13% abv | $17

Pale garnet red, very limpid, with a fragrance of spiced strawberries topped with breezy notes of hayfield and linen. Crystalline and clear on the palate, it has little perceptible tannin but ample acidity. Tart, lean fruits—rhubarb, cranberry—repeat the dominant acid theme. This is a spare, wiry little wine that likes food, and maybe needs it. 13% abv | $17

3 people found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.6

👁 bonito color cereza, capa y densidad baja 👃🏻 buena potencia, floral, ciruela negra , fresa poco madura, limpia 👄 entrada suave y fresca, en el paso notas de vino sur y más calor, final agradable.

👁 bonito color cereza, capa y densidad baja 👃🏻 buena potencia, floral, ciruela negra , fresa poco madura, limpia 👄 entrada suave y fresca, en el paso notas de vino sur y más calor, final agradable.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.2

Pretty good. Ripe cherry and fruit without a harsh finish.

Pretty good. Ripe cherry and fruit without a harsh finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2016
Luciana Plaas

Very fresh

Very fresh

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Kevin Rose

Great for the price!

Great for the price!

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2014
Byron C Mayes

Clear, bright garnet purple. Nose of foresty cranberry and tea. Negligible tannins and medium plus acidity on the medium full-bodied palate that yields cranberry, peat, and weak black tea. None of the salinity I usually get from Kiwi Pinot, but a tasty New World example nonetheless. Food will be its friend. It even upped the scale of Whole Foods food court fare.

Clear, bright garnet purple. Nose of foresty cranberry and tea. Negligible tannins and medium plus acidity on the medium full-bodied palate that yields cranberry, peat, and weak black tea. None of the salinity I usually get from Kiwi Pinot, but a tasty New World example nonetheless. Food will be its friend. It even upped the scale of Whole Foods food court fare.

Jul 11th, 2017
Nate Wall

Co-owner/Cidermaker Alter Ego Cider, Assistant Winemaker Edgefield Winery

8.4

Rating based upon quality to price ratio. Nice raspberry fruit and spice, truffle and leather on the nose, good acid, lighter body but good mid-palate fruit. A little short and simple, but great value for the price. Tastes like Oregon Eola-Amity.

Rating based upon quality to price ratio. Nice raspberry fruit and spice, truffle and leather on the nose, good acid, lighter body but good mid-palate fruit. A little short and simple, but great value for the price. Tastes like Oregon Eola-Amity.

Apr 16th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Not bad, not great.

Not bad, not great.

Apr 17th, 2015
Heidi McLain

Great with grilled salmon…

Great with grilled salmon…

Jul 18th, 2014
Fernando Motta

Celebrando May 1 con este NZ PN frutal delicado & charming acompañando un fantástico tuna tartar cortesía de @slewisdlg con @feryluz. Priceless!

Celebrando May 1 con este NZ PN frutal delicado & charming acompañando un fantástico tuna tartar cortesía de @slewisdlg con @feryluz. Priceless!

May 2nd, 2014