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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Nautilus Pinot Noir 2007
Nautilus Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 95651)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Nautilus Estate has had a focus on producing Premium Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region for over 10 years. The majority of fruit now comes from two specialized Pinot Noir vineyards on the clay slopes on the southern side of the Wairau Valley. Small parcels are also grown on intensively managed sites in the Awatere Valley and the Wairau Valley floor with each site contributing a specific character to the regional blend.

The Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007 is dark ruby in color with an aroma of dark fruits and raspberries with hints of chocolate and spice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with generous fruit sweetness, a soft tannin structure and a warm finish.

The primary components showing in the wine's youth will further integrate and develop over the next five years as the wine matures.

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About Nautilus Estate:

Ever since the first fine wine from Nautilus Estate of Marlborough was released in 1985, they have been striving to make wines that are truly synonymous with the best of New Zealand. Celebrated around the world for their intense fruit flavors and zingy freshness, Marlborough is the place that made New Zealand wines famous.

Today, Nautilus Estate produces and exports Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from across five estate vineyards (70 hectares in total) in the Marlborough wine region. A dedicated and enthusiastic winemaking team applies the best of modern winemaking technology, deftly combined with traditional techniques. Nautilus is run by Managing Director, Clive Weston, and owned by the Hill Smith family, proprietors of Negociants New Zealand and of Australia's oldest family-owned winery, Yalumba.