Vineyard: Te Muna Road

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Craggy Range Kidnapper’s Vineyard Hawkes Bay New Zealand Chardonnay

13.0% alc., $19, screwcap. Imported by Kobrand Corp, NY, NY. · Very pale straw color in the glass. Fresh aromas of green apples, lychee and marzipan. Crisp, juicy and slightly viscous on the palate with flavors of citrus, baked pear, apple galette, and walnuts, finishing upbeat with a good cut of citrusy acid. Very good. Reviewed October 2, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.53, $34.99, screwcap. Imported by Kobrand Corp., New York, NY. Business man Terry Peabody established this winery and engaged Kiwi viticulturist and Master of Wine, Steve Smith, to become his partner. This winery planted most of its vineyards in the late 1990s and early 2000s. From the beginning in 1998, they pursued single vineyard wines and Craggy Range was the first in the Southern hemisphere to adopt making single vineyard wines from multiple regions of the country. The 230-acre Te Muna Road Vineyard was planted largely to Pinot Noir in 1999 in the Martinborough Terraces subregion of Martinborough. There are eight clones in more than 40 different parcels. The current winemakers work under the direction of Steve Smith. 10% whole cluster, inoculated yeast fermentation, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 27% new. Filtered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of Bing cherry, rose petal, sandalwood and toasty oak. An intense charge of cherry fruit greets the palate, carrying its goodness through a pleasurable finish. A very sleep wine with a silky texture, a deft touch of oak, and a delightful kiss of cherry on the finish. Score: 93. Reviewed February 5, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $35, screwcap. Imported by Kobrand Corp, NY, NY. Indigenous yeast fermentations, aged more than a year in French oak barrels without racking. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Slight reduction and oaky upon opening, becoming very savory over time with aromas of bramble, herbs and wild, dark red berries. Fruits in the redder spectrum are featured with a green, herbal tone. Moderately light in weight with supple tannins and an acid-driven, juicy finish. Good. Reviewed October 2, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Martinborough Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $45. Imported by the Kobrand Group, NY, NY. · The nose turned me on and I wanted to dive in. Fragrant melange of red fruits, especially cherries, with a sidecar of brown sugar, grass, earth and wet stones all of which carry over to the juicy flavors. All silk and satin with impeccable balance, perfectly integrated oak, and a notably persistent aromatic finish displaying cherries and raspberries. This is pinotosity exemplified. All world. Tasted twice. Reviewed October 13, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Martinborough Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $37. The Te Muna Road Vineyard was planted in 1999. Imported by Kobrand Corp, N.Y, N.Y.. · This is a particularly charming wine. The attractive nose features wild, crushed strawberries and cherries. Luscious black cherry fruit and sandalwood burst on the mid palate. The tannins are velvety, the texture is creamy, and the finish is clean and brisk. Reviewed April 16, 2006 WINERY »