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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Wairau River Pinot Noir 2008
Wairau River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 109405)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a violet color, with cherry and wild berry fruits on the nose, shadowed by supple oak. On the palate the wine is soft and generous showing true varietal fruit flavors. Fine ripe tannins add structure and support creating a seamless finish.
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About Wairau River:

Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River. Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. “The philosophy that we pursue has always been one of elegance and fruit power with the foundation of the style being drinkability. We put a lot of store in the selection of flavors in the vineyard, subsequent small batch vintning and the final touches of the marriage are created at the blending table."