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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 103487)
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $39.99

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
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
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#42 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Deep blackish red. Dark brooding fruit aromas of black cherry, boysenberry with florals, truffle and tar. The palate is silkily structured, with layered fine tannins giving a texture of silk and rose petals. Flavors of the same black fruits and florals, backed with mushroom, bark, fennel and other spices. Dense yet elegant and poised. The finish gradually unwinds revealing bright red berry and violets.

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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.