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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Dashwood Pinot Noir 2005
Dashwood Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 92052)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This bright garnet wine shows lifted cherry fruit and mushroom notes on the nose. The palate exhibits ripe black cherry fruit flavors and has a soft tannin finish.

"A good value in Pinot Noir, this effort features notes of beet greens and underbrush but also plenty of bright raspberry fruit on the nose. Flavors are complex and well-integrated, and there's a reasonably full and soft mouthfeel. Hints of sassafras and vanilla underline the finish."
Wine Enthusiast
87 Points

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About Dashwood:

The Dashwood brand was developed by Vavasour Wines in 1989. Given the commitment to using the Vavasour brand for wines true to the Awatere Valley, it provided flexibility within the company's portfolio to have the Dashwood range as a blend of fruit from Marlborough's Wairau and Awatere Valleys.

Dashwood wines bring the luscious, clean fruit characters of the Wairau Valley into harmony with the flinty, or mineral, characters of the Awatere (resulting from the comparatively cooler but drier temperatures and slightly less fertile soils). Created by long-standing winemaker, Glenn Thomas, who joined Vavasour in 1988, Dashwood wines are made in an earlier drinking style than those carrying the Vavasour brand and are considered outstanding value for money by wine buyers across the globe.