|Pinot Noir under $20 is a tough nut to crack, but this is a fine example.|
100% Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand.
SRP of $19 and purchased for $12. (This one has been spotted at Costco as well.)
From the bottle:
"The grapes for this wine are from selected vineyards in Marlborough. The wine was classically handled and aged in a mixture of oak barrels and tank for seven months. A nice combination of red fruits and dark cherries on the palate, underscored with a hint of oak and firm silky tannins. Enjoy as an accompaniment to most red meats or all by itself.The 2010 Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir begins with an earthy, oaky, spicy aroma featuring red berry and red cherry fruit. The earthiness continues when tasting and is joined by nice fresh fruit and lots of spice. There's also a silky smooth mouthfeel and good acidity. The primary flavors include black cherry, cranberry, dried herbs, a little pepper and lots of spice that flows into the long finish and resolves into lingering notes of dried herbs. A very nice wine just be sure to let it breathe as it gets exponentially better with a few hours of air.
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7.8
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