Shows prominent black cherry and boysenberry aromas, with rose petal, bark, and fresh mint notes. Rich oak, mushroom, soy and dried herb palate flavors are intriguing, adding complexity to the sweet, dark-fruited core.
"Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir has a pretty cherry, red berry and lavender nose scented by some underbrush and toast. Medium-bodied the good core of fruit is framed with crisp acid and low to medium levels of very finely grained tannins before finishing long.
The Wine Advocate
"Very pretty strawberry and hints of spice on the nose. Full body, with medium tannins and a reserved finish. Linear through the palate. Shows tension. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Very disappointing. An OK wine, drinkable but I was expecting (hoping) for a much better wine. The screw top instead of a cork was definitely not expected and took away from the wine.