2007 Seresin Raupo Creek Vineyard Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.72, screw cap, $45. From a close-planted single vineyard in Omaka Valley with each vine thinned to one bunch per shoot. Clones 115, 777, and 10/5. · The savory nose improves over time in the glass offering scents of dark red fruits, Middle Eastern spices and oak. Dark red cherries and berries are overshadowed by tannins on the finish now. Smoothly textured with noticeable oak in the background and a citrus peel lift on the finish. Will benefit from decanting now. Good. Reviewed April 23, 2010

Winery: Seresin Estate
From article: New Zealand Pinot Noir: Latest Sips are Ripe, Bold and Fruity