Villa Maria

Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir

8.7120 ratings
8.813 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

8.8

Black pepper, spice and cherry on the elegant nose.
Soft elegant and light. Quite good. Pinot for the masses.

Black pepper, spice and cherry on the elegant nose.
Soft elegant and light. Quite good. Pinot for the masses.

2 people found it helpfulApr 6th, 2015
Randy Fuller

This wine has a light ruby color to highlight its elegant look. The nose pops of light violets and roses with strawberry and cranberry aromas playing through. In the mouth, this Pinot is as elegant as it looks. Flavors of cherry and a faint tea note are playful in this easy drinker. Semi firm tannins back up all those attributes and get to work on meat dishes from foul to feast.

This wine has a light ruby color to highlight its elegant look. The nose pops of light violets and roses with strawberry and cranberry aromas playing through. In the mouth, this Pinot is as elegant as it looks. Flavors of cherry and a faint tea note are playful in this easy drinker. Semi firm tannins back up all those attributes and get to work on meat dishes from foul to feast.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2019
Stephen Becker

An escarpment of flavour.

An escarpment of flavour.

Nov 12th, 2015
Kim Kolb

#nzpinot @villamaria_wine! 2014 Private Select Pinot Noir. Jamminess on the nose. Bright acidity on the palate with a finish of dark black cherries

#nzpinot @villamaria_wine! 2014 Private Select Pinot Noir. Jamminess on the nose. Bright acidity on the palate with a finish of dark black cherries

Nov 5th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Tonight's tasting: Pinots from around the world. Group ranked 3 of 5. Cranberry and cola. Great for the price.

Tonight's tasting: Pinots from around the world. Group ranked 3 of 5. Cranberry and cola. Great for the price.

Nov 15th, 2014
Eric Hwang

Cherry and cranberry aromas. Raspberry flavors too. A bit minerally finish.

Cherry and cranberry aromas. Raspberry flavors too. A bit minerally finish.

Oct 7th, 2014
Eric Hwang

Earthy aromas of cherry and spice. Smooth flavors of raspberry and cola with long finish. Found this in the clearance bin for half price. Score!

Earthy aromas of cherry and spice. Smooth flavors of raspberry and cola with long finish. Found this in the clearance bin for half price. Score!

Sep 6th, 2014
Mark Morgan

More fruit than terrior, but still decent complexity for inexpensive kiwi.

More fruit than terrior, but still decent complexity for inexpensive kiwi.

Nov 29th, 2013
Jenna Maunu

Ripe cherry on the nose. Balanced fruit on the palette, along with a subtle spice and enough earthiness to keep it grounded. (Keep in mind, we have no idea what we are talking about 😛)

Ripe cherry on the nose. Balanced fruit on the palette, along with a subtle spice and enough earthiness to keep it grounded. (Keep in mind, we have no idea what we are talking about 😛)

Jan 19th, 2020
Rebekah Hobbs

Smoked meat and dark cherry, spicy medium-short finish, slightly bitter, great value.

Smoked meat and dark cherry, spicy medium-short finish, slightly bitter, great value.

Dec 22nd, 2019