Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand

Price: $43.99
Item No. 116712
  • RP92
  • WS92
  • ST92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP92
  • ST91
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Our vineyard gives us an excellent concentration of fruit as well as plenty of structure for this wine. Over 40 individual batches from more than 10 clones have been fermented separately aiming to extract only the velvety tannins.

Delicious with game dishes, duck, lamb, mushrooms, truffles.

Critical Acclaim

"Complex and generous, delivering velvety tannins that beautifully frame flavors of ripe black cherry, plum and pomegranate, with terrific details of violet, dried rose, mineral and spicy tobacco leaf. Powerful and elegant at the same time. Drink now through 2017. 1,700 cases made."
92 Points

"Deep ruby-purple colored, the 2008 Pinot Noir gives an abundance of dark berry and floral notes: black cherry, black raspberry, violets plus touches of underbrush and smoked duck. Crisp, rich and concentrated, this medium bodied Pinot is seductively textured with a medium level of velvety tannins. The finish is long. It’s temptingly approachable now, though should reward cellaring, drinking to 2016.
Rating: 92+"
92 Points

"Saturated dark, bright red. Wild aromas of raspberry, spices, botanical herbs and minerals, with an intriguing suggestion of Benedictine. Dense, sweet and thick but with a light touch to its very intense flavors. Strong acidity contributes to the impression of structure, but this very young wine is harmonious from the outset. Most impressive today on the tactile, gripping finish, which features a dusty minerality and superb length. I'd lay this down for at least a couple years."
92 Points

Learn About Pegasus Bay Map ItMap It

Wine-making philosophy: Our aim is to grow grapes of the highest quality which fully express the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the utmost respect. Natural methods and as little intervention as possible at all stages from vine to bottle typify our approach. We believe in sustainable viticultural management, organic techniques, low crop levels, minimal handling...

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Learn About Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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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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