2013 Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir
Martinborough, New Zealand
Surprisingly juicy red fruits are really well balanced with tannins and spices we think typical of Martinborough, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Great with grilled sausages.
$40.49 as part of a mixed case.
Temporarily out. Back circa early April.
"93 pts ... Powerful and concentrated, with dense tannins and generous maraschino cherry, wild raspberry and plum flavors at the core, accented by pine, fresh earth and cigar box."
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