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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Escarpment Over the Edge Pinot Noir 2006
Escarpment Over the Edge Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 93504)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Good dark red with ruby highlights. Piercing aromas of blackberry, raspberry, sandalwood and pungent herbs. Sweet, spicy and downright sexy, with lovely inner-mouth floral lift to complicate the raspberry fruit. Finishes long, with dusty, suave tannins and enticing mineral bite. With its terrific lift and energy, this reminded me of a top grower Beaujolais from the outstanding 2005 vintage."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
90 Points
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About Escarpment Vineyards:

Escarpment Vineyard was established in 1999 as a joint business venture between Robert & Mem Kirby (of Australia's Village Roadshow) and Larry & Sue McKenna. Collectively, these four directors bring to Escarpment a world of experience, skill and understanding to the nurturing and making of fine, deliciously sublime wine.

It goes without saying the impetus behind establishing this vineyard came from the four's deep love for Pinot Noir. Meeting by chance in 1999 through Dr Richard Smith, Larry and Robert quickly hit it off and realised they had more than a love for the grape in common. Serious talk about establishing a definitive New World vineyard began in earnest even then and the 'idea whose time has come' has resulted in one of the most significant vineyard developments in the New Zealand district of Martinborough.

Escarpment is accredited with Sustainable Winegrowing New ZealandĀ®, an industry initiative directed through New Zealand Winegrowers. With a growing trade and consumer demand for environmentally friendly products, it provides an important platform to promote the New Zealand wine industry as a world leader in clean, green wine production.