2010 Craggy Range Winery Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyard

Year: 2010
Appellation: Martinborough
Country: New Zealand
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$36.95
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"Elegant and highly detailed, with plush, ripe red raspberry and cherry flavors that are fresh and juicy, joined by black tea, clove, sassafras and sage notes. Smooth and tasty, gaining momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,200 cases imported. " (WS)

"Good full, bright red. Smoky, slightly reduced aromas of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry and underbrush. Rich, pliant and broad but with good energy to the soil-driven flavors of sweet red fruits, rose petal and smoky underbrush. Finishes tactile, saline and long, with smooth tannins and subtle floral lift." (IWC)

Winery Notes:
FROM THE OLD, STONY SOILS OF THE HIGHER TERRACE ON OUR TE MUNA ROAD ESTATE, THIS VINEYARD IS PLANTED WITH EIGHT CLONES OF PINOT NOIR IN MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT PARCELS.

From this melange of parcels, the grapes are hand-picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts before spending 8 months in small French oak barrels without racking to produce our Te Muna Road Pinot Noir - a dark and brooding wine with a silky layered texture that provides interest and complexity.