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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Felton Road Pinot Noir 2007
Felton Road Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 98120)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A very floral, perfumed, classic Pinot Noir nose: fruit, violets, spice and bramble, with nothing in excess. Creamy and weighty across the mid-palate, very flowing, almost juicy sweetness with just enough dusty tannins kicking in to complement a dark finish with hints of espresso and chocolate. Complete, complex and close to the ultimate expression for a Felton Road Pinot Noir.
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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.