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Marlborough Pinot Noir

8.587 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
Marlborough, 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
Meredith Hu

Bright ruby, medium minus concentration and staining, pronounced oak influence and overnight brewed green/black teaโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ! Faint notes of red cherries, and blueberries. Cola! Little organic/inorganic earth, if not none. High acid, diminished tannin, moderate to moderate plus alcohol.

Bright ruby, medium minus concentration and staining, pronounced oak influence and overnight brewed green/black teaโ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ! Faint notes of red cherries, and blueberries. Cola! Little organic/inorganic earth, if not none. High acid, diminished tannin, moderate to moderate plus alcohol.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.6

๐Ÿ‘ bonito color cereza, capa y densidad baja ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿป buena potencia, floral, ciruela negra , fresa poco madura, limpia ๐Ÿ‘„ entrada suave y fresca, en el paso notas de vino sur y mรกs calor, final agradable.

๐Ÿ‘ bonito color cereza, capa y densidad baja ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿป buena potencia, floral, ciruela negra , fresa poco madura, limpia ๐Ÿ‘„ entrada suave y fresca, en el paso notas de vino sur y mรกs 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
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

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

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
Stephen Pierron

Funky smelling pinot noir...not too good.

Funky smelling pinot noir...not too good.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Dee A. Nash

Not the best Malbec Iโ€™ve ever had. Itโ€™s just ok.

Not the best Malbec Iโ€™ve ever had. Itโ€™s just ok.

Nov 10th, 2017
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8.2

oaky, acidic and low tannin.

oaky, acidic and low tannin.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Sara Kobilka

Light, earthy tones

Light, earthy tones

Aug 12th, 2017
James Gourley

Good stuff. Nice complexity but fairly light on its feet.

Good stuff. Nice complexity but fairly light on its feet.

May 23rd, 2017