Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir is highly colored, with youthful purple highlights. The complex aromas of black cherries, dark stone fruit and sweet herbs are offset by notes of forest, spice and nutty oak. These are confirmed on the palate, with classic varietal cherry and blackberry flavors and nuances of spice, herbs and vanilla. The texture is sensuous and the structure velvety, with extended length and refined power.
"A grand pinot, its flavors compressed until they pour out into the finish. Floral black cherry balances the earthy tones of the tannin, like a wash of river stones across the youthful fruit.
The flavors are long and sophisticated, with enough succulence to carry them for several years of maturation in the cellar. Built to last."
Wine & Spirits
"Bright and jazzy up front, with plum and red currant flavors on a lively frame, pointing straight through the long, generous finish, which ends with welcome toast and warmth. Needs time to settle into itself. Best from 2010 through 2014."