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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2006
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 94305)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An enticing fragrance of dusky dark fruits - black cherries, plums and berries intermingles with rich earthy aromas, mocha and exotic spices. The intensely varietal palate of ripe red and black fruit has chary oak flavors and plush velvety tannins that clothe a tautly structured frame.

The 2006 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir reflects the benefits of a naturally low-cropping season and finishes with great length and depth of flavor.

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About Cloudy Bay:

Cloudy Bay Vineyards, established in 1985, is today a partnership between champagne house Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and co-founder of Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Western Australia, David Hohnen. The Cloudy Bay team is committed to producing 'wines of region' and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavors naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough. The winery and vineyards are situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley and long-term supply agreements with five Wairau Valley growers. The main varieties grown are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.