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Sherwood Pinot Noir 2008

Sherwood Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand

Price: $19.99
Item No. 102434
  • RP91
Style: Light & Fruity

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

The current release of the 2008 Sherwood Pinot Noir has the makeup to be a real beauty. It possesses a deep dark purple, reddish color along with outstanding fruit purity. Although a bit young and primary this has some serious depth and delineation to its fruit. Bright and vibrant this combines lots of riveting dark cherry, raspberry and loganberry fruit kissed with a touch of spice. What gives this wine so much appeal is its bright, tangy fruit that although quite youthful, has noted persistence and vibrancy in the palate. With a little bit of air time it fleshes out nicely and really shows some impressive fruit intensity. Give this a few more months to come together and then enjoy it for 3-4 years after that. If you try it young decant it to let it open up. It's quite impressive.

Critical Acclaim

"The wonderful 2008 Pinot Noir has a lovely cranberry and raspberry leaf nose with superb definition. The palate is very well crafted with fine tannins, well judged acidity allowing the joyous fruit to really express themselves: raspberry, a touch of blueberry and dark cherry. Given the price, this is exceptional value and comes highly recommended. Bravo!"
91 Points

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Shari6561 - Randolph, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Loved the light fruity taste of this Pinot. Perfect for anytime of the year.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I agree with Rob Avezzano. For this price point you can't find a better Pinot Noir. For the summer months it is refreshing, light to medium body and very aromatic. Kudoos to Sherwood.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
This wine tastes like a 40 to 50 dollar bottle of wine nice ripe and fruity flavor need to open and decanter 30 to 40 minutes before you serve.
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Dayne and Jill Sherwood planted their first wines on their West Melton property in 1986, and haven't looked back. A small winery with restaurant attached, they are rising fast among the top producers in Canterbury.

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