VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Established in 1994, Wither Hills is located in the Wairau Valley region of Marlborough, one of the sunniest and driest places in New Zealand. The winery was acquired by brewing giant, Lion Nathan, in 2002. The vineyards are in Marlborough, while the winery is in Auckland. The winemaking team includes Ben Glover, Sally Williams, and Andrew Petrie.
Production includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
2002 Wither Hills Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., $30. Imported by Paterno Wines. · The nose offers notes of raspberry, sour cherry and earth. The fruit is shallow. A soft, decent wine of little interest. Reviewed April 16, 2006
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