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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004
Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 89374)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!

The color is bold, moving into dusk-purple. The nose is a perfume of violets, black plums and smoked mushroom. Flavors of ripe cherry and black berry fruit flood the mouth, with forest floor and root spices. The palate is elegant and velvety, giving the wine a warming yet clean feel, carrying intense flavors into a seamless, lingering finish.

Food matches: Game, lamb or savory vegetarian dishes

"Lithe and distinctive, with a definite minerality and a touch of loamy earth to the ripe cherry and currant flavors, lingering beautifully on the generous finish. Tannins are well-submerged and its sense of delicacy is welcome. Drink now through 2011."
-Wine Spectator

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About Craggy Range Winery:

From the beginning, Craggy Range Winery has some great land and vineyards and a wonderful home in which to weave the strands together. The first wines made in the 1999 vintage are from small parcels of mature vineyards in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. The wines show the character of the vineyards and the Craggy Range philosophy of wine both inside and outside the bottle. In time, as the vines mature on their own estates, the wines of Craggy Range Winery will without doubt express their origin and the commitment and skill of their people.