Dashwood Pinot Noir 2012
Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Our Pinot Noir is bold, fresh, direct, elegant and balanced. It delivers dark cherry, plum and blackberry fruit notes and soft, well-integrated tannins.
"Here's a fresh, floral pinot noir with full-on richness, its texture providing a comfortable velvet nap. There's a tangy orange spice to the aroma, but the main takeaway is that textural finesse. This is made by Glenn Thomas at Vavasour, blending fruit from their local Awatere vineyards with grapes from Wairau. It's a simple pleasure and a great buy for casual entertaining. "
Wine & Spirits
Smooth & Supple
All around classic Pinot for under $15 - bright red fruits, baking spices, lovely acidity and supple mouthfeel. I bought a case for myself and dinner parties because it is one of those fantastic every day wines that goes with all sorts of foods. You won't need a special occasion to pull it out for dinner, but you won't be disappointed.
Earth & Spicy
grilled pork tenderloin
Looking south of the equator for a fine pinot noir, you can stop right here. The nifty 2012 Dashwood offers tremendous finesse and richness; very soft tannins (but they are there) and plenty of red fruit, with some dried citrus peel. Not overpowering, just delicious.
Earth & Spicy
I read the reviews before buying and this is listed under the "Smooth" category, but it's not as fruity or smooth as we would like. A little bit more on the dry side too.
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Learn About Dashwood Map It
The Dashwood brand was developed by Vavasour Wines in 1989. Given the commitment to using the Vavasour brand for wines true to the Awatere Valley, it provided flexibility within the company's portfolio to have the Dashwood range as a blend of fruit from Marlborough's Wairau and Awatere Valleys.
Dashwood wines bring the luscious, clean fruit characters of the Wairau Valley into...
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Learn About Marlborough
Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...
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Learn About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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