Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand

$20.00 $10.99
Save $9.01
Item No. 110151
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WE89
  • ST88
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:

Winemaker's Notes

A perfumed bouquet of ripe red cherries and berry fruits - hallmarks of Marlborough Pinot Noir. On the palate the wine displays ripe fruit with complex savoury, subtle herb and spice elements. Soft, silky supple tannins provide structure and definition, yet also allow for the wine to show Pinot Noir fruit purity, enabling it to be consumed young.

Critical Acclaim

"Well priced for the quality, Villa Maria's entry-level Pinot Noir delivers moderately assertive notes of dried leaves, black cherries, cola and oaky spices. It's concentrated and gently mouth-filling, with a silky finish. Editors' Choice."
89 Points

"Medium red. Sappy aromas of red cherry, raspberry and spices are lifted by a violet topnote. Firm and tangy, with vibrant acidity giving energy and grip to the spicy, savory mid-palate. Not yet pliant but brisk and long for a pinot in this price range. With its firm tannins, this should really bite into fatty meats and charcuterie. "
88 Points

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Colin Johnson - Albuquerque, NM (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/17/2013)
Style: Light & Fruity
Definitely perfumey with sharp acidity, Silky on the mid. Great nose of cherry starburst and tangy strawberry. Reminds me a lot of a 09 bottle of Moillard Hautes Cotes de Nuits burgundy. Not a big pinot but packs a punch. I was overly impressed as I bought this bottle in December '12 for 11$ USD.
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In 1960, George Fistonich, the son of a Croatian immigrant, founded Villa Maria in Mangere, Auckland. Voted New Zealand's Winemaker of the Year in 1993, George is today the managing director of the Villa Maria Group, which also includes Vidal and Esk Valley Wineries, together forming the third largest wine company in New Zealand. Winemaker Michelle Richardson has been with...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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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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