For variety, friends of ours and (NW’s) who spent some time in New Zealand brought this Central Otago New Zealand Pinot for Thanksgiving dinner.
It has a raspberry bouquet with a slight Pinot Noir “stink” that often accompanies “good” Pinots. Behind it all is a layer of deep spice.
In the mouth this wine is slightly tart—pleasantly so—with a touch of black pepper and fruit on opening. This wine is well made and high quality. Breathing only intensifies everything mentioned. This is why New Zealand is gaining ground on the rest of the world. It just keeps producing some really nice wines and even at $45, this was a solid value and another great pairing for Thanksgiving dinner. Raise a glass to K and E R!