Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2013 Pinot Noir has ripe cherry and raspberry notes on the nose with nuances of dried herbs, lavender and fallen leaves. Light to medium-bodied, fresh and lively in the mouth with just enough fruit and rounded tannins, it finishes medium to long.
Bright raspberry and cherry aromas coupled with spices like cedar and black pepper, give a nice nose to the wine. The palate is a similar story, offering ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors along with a touch of spice — all with moderate concentration. It has good acidity and a good mouthfeel. It finishes long and fruity. It’s not quite as lively as their Central Otago pinot noir, yet it’s still pretty tasty.