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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2010
Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 113761)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#99 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Warm, rich, and mouthfilling, with excellent palate weight. Generous flavors of ripe blackberries, cherries, and plums overlay a firm but silky smooth tannin structure, with earthy, cigar box and subtle toasty oak characters providing complex secondary flavors. The finish, long and persistent, is enhanced by appealing hints of spice.

Pair with New Zealand lamb rump with herb and lemon zest crust, sweet potato, and wilted spinach.

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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.