Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand

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Item No. 116722
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JS94
  • RP92
  • ST92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP92
  • ST91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir opens to deep carmine color. The bouquet and flavors evoke impression of black cherries, purple plums, blackberries and raspberries. Beneath these is a savory underlay of black olives, licorice, grilled mushrooms and prosciutto. There is a dense core of ripe fruit which is coated with fine-grained, velvety tannins. It is robust, but refined and savory/spicy overtones linger after the finish.

Critical Acclaim

"So perfumed with sliced strawberry and opens to dark fruits such as raspberries and stems. Full body, with intense structure. Hints of tea. Extremely tight and closed in. Screw cap."
94 Points

"Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2010 Pinot Noir has a fragrant nose of ripe black cherries, black raspberries and violets with nuances of underbrush, nutmeg and powdered cinnamon. Medium-bodied, it gives a great intensity of red berry and spice flavors in the mouth with a medium level of finely grained tannins and crisp acid to support, finishing long and layered."
92 Points

"Bright medium red. Enticing aromas of raspberry and smoke. Sweet, supple and concentrated, offering impressive fruit intensity and volume, with underlying minerality contributing to the impression of flavor definition. Finishes very long, with noble tannins. Really lovely fruit here."
92 Points

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Wine-making philosophy: Our aim is to grow grapes of the highest quality which fully express the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the utmost respect. Natural methods and as little intervention as possible at all stages from vine to bottle typify our approach. We believe in sustainable viticultural management, organic techniques, low crop levels, minimal handling...

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Learn About Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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