Light, but with all the essentials for a good Pinot at a great price. Very nice on the nose initially, but even better if you give it about 20 minutes to open up. Good fruit with cherry coming forward and a pleasing finish. We had fun pairing it with a common, everyday tuna/pasta salad dish and fresh garden tomatoes for a no-frills evening meal on a hot summer day. I tasted the 2008's Pinots in Marlborough on a wine tour and this wine compares very favorably with what Cloudy Bay and others were asking over $30 for at their wineries.