Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Lake Wanaka Pinot Noir

8.915 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
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
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.4

Incredibly fresh and seamless fruit and floral aromatics. Preserved strawberry and straw. Perfectly integrated richness from oak regiment. Last bottle drank was in a savory umami stage 4-5 years ago, but this was singing at peak somehow.

Incredibly fresh and seamless fruit and floral aromatics. Preserved strawberry and straw. Perfectly integrated richness from oak regiment. Last bottle drank was in a savory umami stage 4-5 years ago, but this was singing at peak somehow.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Ronald Du Preez

Any Pinot lovers dream. Lighter style with a lot of raspberry flavors. This wine is pricey well into the $70 retail range. Nothing super special for that price unfortunately. Sorry I am ripping on this wine.

Any Pinot lovers dream. Lighter style with a lot of raspberry flavors. This wine is pricey well into the $70 retail range. Nothing super special for that price unfortunately. Sorry I am ripping on this wine.

Mar 30th, 2014
Ricardo Bohn Goncalves

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May 20th, 2022
David Metcalf

Developing very nicely. Always worth seeking out.

Developing very nicely. Always worth seeking out.

Jan 5th, 2016
Rob Moose

Part of my burgeoning interest in Central Otago. Ordered this at Inn at Pound Ridge. JG wine director described this as in a perfect drinking place. He hadn't been on the floor in awhile. Beginning of drinking window. Really nice wine, nose shows promise. Marked up a lot on the list.

Part of my burgeoning interest in Central Otago. Ordered this at Inn at Pound Ridge. JG wine director described this as in a perfect drinking place. He hadn't been on the floor in awhile. Beginning of drinking window. Really nice wine, nose shows promise. Marked up a lot on the list.

Aug 1st, 2015
Antonio Gianola

Stunning example of Kiwi Pinot. Iconic producer... know I know why!

Stunning example of Kiwi Pinot. Iconic producer... know I know why!

Apr 26th, 2015
Dave Kluz

Black cherry and cranberry. Earthy and meaty. Fine tannins and lush texture.

Black cherry and cranberry. Earthy and meaty. Fine tannins and lush texture.

Aug 10th, 2014
Francis Wilden

Director Francis Wilden Food & Wine Consulting

7.6

Quite 4 square and chunky. More like Cote Rotie than Cote de Nuits. Not my style

Quite 4 square and chunky. More like Cote Rotie than Cote de Nuits. Not my style

Mar 1st, 2014
Silvestre Tavares Gonçalves

Silvestre had this 6 years ago

Silvestre had this 6 years ago

May 24th, 2016
John David

John had this 8 years ago

John had this 8 years ago

Sep 12th, 2014