2011 Pisa Range Estate Run 245 Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., screwcap. Imported by Terrel Wines, San Francisco, CA. These wines are organically farmed in the Pisa sub region of Central Otago and vinified by acclaimed winemaker Rudi Bauer. Run 245 is the pastural tenure number given to this land at Pisa in 1866. This vineyard was established in 1995. Aged 12 months in French oak. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Very charming nose immediately with scents of cherry pie, spice, and sandalwood. The cherry and cranberry fruit really sings on the palate but is somewhat sequestered by and exuberant oak overlay. Lively and crisp, with pretty fruit, ending with some finishing intensity and a tug of tobacco oak. Score: 89. Reviewed October 21, 2014

Winery: Pisa Range Estate
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