2008 Saint Clair Family Estate Pinot Noir "Vicar's Choice"
Marlborough region, New Zealand
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $11.49 (Costco)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Classy and astonishingly well-priced Pinot Noir from New Zealand, this has instantly become one of my favorite 2 or 3 inexpensive wines. Light ruby in color, but chock full of flavorful Burgundian fruits - bing cherry, red raspberry, red currants. Subtle touches of white flowers and sweet herbs add complexity. Excellent purity. Extremely balanced, silky, and round in the mouth and lingering finish, with medium weight and rational alcohol level making it a good food wine. - HK 2010-04-24


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