|Owner(s)||Anita Levine, Saul Levine|
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Cobblestone Vineyards in Napa, California had the inaugural release of a Martinborough, New Zealand Pinot Noir from an estate vineyard in 2009 causing a sensation by receiving "Wine of Show" trophy at the 2010 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards in New Zealand.
Cobblestone produces single-vineyard wines solely from family estates, including Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak and Chardonnay from Arroyo Seco in addition to the New Zealand Pinot Noir described above. The winery was launched by Saul and Anita Levine who grew grapes for premium California wineries for over 30 years, until 2004 when they released their own wines under the cobblestone label. The winemakers are Sam Baxter in California and Outi Jakovirta in New Zealand.
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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 ARTICLE »