Sour plum, red cherry, and raspberry on the nose
Lean and juicy on the palate
Cherry, wild red berries, herbs, and a touch of cocoa on the finish
The Pinot Noirs from New Zealand are carving out their place in the wine world. While some get a bit more velvety and spicy that this one, I'd say this a good example of the lean and focused wines that characterize the Central Otago region.
I paid $15 for this wine on sale which typically goes for $20 or so. That's on the lower end of the price spectrum for these Pinots. Friends who have visited this region suggested this is a newer wine.
Seek out the Pinot Noirs from New Zealand when you want a lean and focused food-friendly wine. In fact, there's no better pairing than a New Zealand rack of lamb. Raise a glass!