2009 Cobblestone Te Muna Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 694 cases, $60 (but available in the US at half that price). Imported by Cobblestone Vineyards, Napa, CA. From a vineyard on Te Muna Road. Inaugural wine from this producer that was awarded the “Wine of Show” trophy at the 2010 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards in New Zealand. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is shy with demure berry fruit, sandalwood and a hint of mint. Big-boned core of tasty dark red fruits balanced by healthy tannins and bright acidity producing a grapefruit-tinged finish. Picks up interest with time in the glass and shows admirable persistence on the bright finish. The high alcohol is well-integrated. Good. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: Cobblestone Vineyards
From article: Revisiting New Zealand Pinot Noir