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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2008
Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 104496)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $17.45

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, mouth filling Pinot Noir with balanced mixed berry fruit and subtle oak complexity. The silky tannin structure is persistent to the finish.

The Icon series represents the culmination of years of research into specific viticultural techniques, particular attention to vineyard sites and a winemaking strategy focused on fruit structure and balance.

The fruit for this wine was sourced from Marlborough's Southern Valleys, predominantly Ballochdale in the Awatere Valley with the balance coming from the foot of the Waihopai Valley.

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About Nobilo:

So rich in history, Nobilo wines are proudly hailed as some of New Zealand's most respected pioneering wine brands. A Croat immigrant, Nikola Nobilo, whose family history and winemaking background stretches back over 300 years to the Adriatic island of Korcula off the Dalmatian coast, led the way. The history of the company in New Zealand goes back to the early 1940's when this Croatian family, landed in New Zealand. They settled in Huapai, West Auckland situated in the North Island of New Zealand, and started planting vines in 1943. With over 300 years of European wine history, this family effectively persuaded and guided the NZ wine industry away from hybrid grape varieties and fortified wines, to a higher level of quality wine, now recognised and appraised by all markets.