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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2010
Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 112491)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $58.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Violets and exotic spices combine on the nose with dark fruits of black cherry and plum. The rush of the palate is breathtaking: the fruit, a rack of spices, a hint of oak, mocha chocolate and the sheer textural opulence all fight for your instant attention. The riot continues into the finish, but ends clean with chocolate tannin and a cleansing minerality. A commanding wine.
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About Felton Road:

Felton Road Wines Ltd, in Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand, has planted some of the world's southernmost vineyards. The expression, "growing on the edge," has real meaning in Central Otago, with the lowest rainfall and lowest temperatures of any agricultural region in New Zealand.

Central Otago is located on the southern end of New Zealand's South Island (latitude 45º south) and shares with Oregon (45º north) similar viticultural challenges: late frosts in Spring, early frost in Autumn, a growing season that may be curtailed overnight. Yet the climates of both are surprisingly similar to Burgundy's Côte d'Or: hot in summer, cold in winter. Central Otago is New Zealand's only wine region with a continental - rather than maritime - climate, which results in greater diurnal and seasonal shifts in temperature.