Sherwood Estate Pinot Noir 2013 Front Label
Sherwood Estate Pinot Noir 2013 Front LabelSherwood Estate Pinot Noir 2013 Front Bottle Shot

Sherwood Estate Pinot Noir 2013

  • WS89
  • WE89
750ML / 13.5% ABV
Other Vintages
  • RP91
  • WE88
  • WS87
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $18.99
Try the
20
18 99
Save $1.01 (5%)
Ships Tue, Jul 14
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This is a really polished Pinot Noir that seems to be evolving nicely, from when we first tried it. A light translucent rudy red color gives way to aromatics hinting at mocha, orange zest and a light earthy spice note which overlays the lifted red berry fruit tones on the nose. Medium to medium-fuller bodied, this has engaging suppleness in the mid palate that is accentuated by the sleek, silky tannins that buttress the core of sweet red berry fruit flavors. Sweetly fruited with a touch of savoriness on the finish, this has nice persistence and sneaky length.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 89
Wine Spectator
Sleek and bright, with a focused core of juicy raspberry, cherry and cranberry flavors, accented by fresh earth, black pepper and crushed rock notes. Finishes with a chorus of baking spice, mineral and loam details. Drink now through 2022.
WE 89
Wine Enthusiast
Already showing a bit of fading color at the rim, this is relatively lightweight and silky in feel—seemingly destined for immediate consumption. Notes of ripe cherries, roasted beetroot and fresh greens are suitably complex, ending on a slightly dusty note.
View More
Sherwood Estate

Sherwood Estate

View all products
Sherwood Estate, New Zealand
Sherwood Estate Winery Image
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.
Image for New Zealand Wine content section
View all products

A relatively young but extremely promising wine producing country, New Zealand is widely recognized for its distinctive wines made from the aromatic, Sauvignon blanc.

The world’s most southerly vineyards are found here, with significant climatic variation both between and within the warmer North Island and the cooler South Island. Overall, the climate is maritime, with plenty of rainfall, as well as abundant sunshine. Producers have almost unilaterally embraced cutting-edge winery technology, resulting in clean, high-quality wines at every price point from wallet-friendly to premium.

Sauvignon blanc, known here for its trademark herbaceous character, is at its best in Marlborough but thrives throughout the nation, accounting for an overwhelming majority of the country’s exports. While this is indeed the country’s most planted and successful variety, it is certainly not the only New Zealand grape capable of delighting wine lovers.

Chardonnay is the second-most important white variety and takes on a supple texture with citrus and tropical fruit aromas in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay, respectively. Pinot noir, second behind Sauvignon blanc in national production numbers, is at its best in Central Otago—the most southerly winegrowing region in the world! These wines are known for bright and juicy red fruit. Taking cues from the wines of Alsace, aromatic varieties like Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer shine in Martinborough, while red Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have found success in Hawke’s Bay. Throughout New Zealand but especially in Marlborough, Pinot noir and Chardonnay are used to produce traditional method sparkling wines.

Image for Pinot Noir content section
View all products

Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

EPC31064_2013 Item# 155770

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 7/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...