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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Sherwood Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2008
Sherwood Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2008
(search item no. 102780)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The current release of the 2008 Sherwood Pinot Noir has the makeup to be a real beauty. It possesses a deep dark purple, reddish color along with outstanding fruit purity. Although a bit young and primary this has some serious depth and delineation to its fruit. Bright and vibrant this combines lots of riveting dark cherry, raspberry and loganberry fruit kissed with a touch of spice. What gives this wine so much appeal is its bright, tangy fruit that although quite youthful, has noted persistence and vibrancy in the palate. With a little bit of air time it fleshes out nicely and really shows some impressive fruit intensity. Give this a few more months to come together and then enjoy it for 3-4 years after that. If you try it young decant it to let it open up. It's quite impressive.
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About Sherwood:

Dayne and Jill Sherwood planted their first wines on their West Melton property in 1986, and haven't looked back. A small winery with restaurant attached, they are rising fast among the top producers in Canterbury.