2013 Spy Valley Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand
Plummy color and flavor, also dried cherries and maybe a touch of cranberry. Holiday spices on the nose and finish.
$25.19 as part of a mixed case.
23+ bottles available.
"Red fruits, plum and sweet cherry are underpinned with fragrant notes of spice and dried sage. Fruit forward with a long supple structure, licorice and cocoa notes are typical of our vineyard site."
"Fruit was hand picked from our own and two neighbouring vineyard blocks and fermented in open vats. Fermentation started naturally with 'wild' yeasts, after which the wine was pressed off the skins and aged in oak barrels for 8 months. 14% alc."
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