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2009 Pinot Noir

Falveys Single Vineyard

Cases Produced: 740
Alcohol: 14.5%
Brix at Harvest: 24
Residual Sugar: <1 g/l

- Silver Medal, New York International Wine Competition (US)
- 87 points, Wine Spectator Magazine (US)
- 86 points, Wine Enthusiast MAgazine (US)
- 84 points, Bob Campbell, MW (NZ)

"Silken smooth Pinot Noir in a relatively light style with plum, cherry and aromatic herb flavours.  Excellent value at this price."            

-    Bob Campbell, MW  (NZ)

"From the heart of Marlborough Country and a certified sustainable vineyard this steals your senses with that French earthy, gardens-at-dawn exotic touch which is fleshed out by fleshy cherry fruit gently warmed by vanilla and spice. Thickly, evenly textured, utterly seamless, a camelhair coat of cohesive components. She's definitely morphed since release, rounding out and blooming."  

- Glenn Gary Wine Team (NZ)

"Translucent ruby colour with a brick-red hue. Lifted aromas of cherry, strawberry, chocolate and subtle oaky spice. Medium-bodied. Good varietal fruit character on the palate, with dark cherries well balanced with chocolate and spice. Velvet texture. Long finish of dark cherry and earthy spice. "   

   - The Wineseeker Team (NZ)

"Supple, with very good depth to spicy black plum, wild berry and root beer flavors. Herb tones, cedary oak and lithe tannins linger on the stony finish."

- Andrew Lampasone, Wine Watch (US)


"A very good Pinot, now beginning to mature.  Distinctly flavoured, full bodied, with light oakiness and plumy, strawberry-like flavors."

- Restaurant Wine (US)

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