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2013 Fire Road Pinot Noir "Marlborough"

Winery: Fire Road

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Marlborough"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $15

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: July 29, 2015

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from New Zealand is a good value. It opens with a spicy red raspberry bouquet with a hint of red cherry and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and savory. The flavor profile is a mild red raspberry with nicely integrated oak. I also detected hints of red beet and some black pepper as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity are nicely prolonged. It is hard to find a drinkable Pinot under $20 let alone at $15. This one performs well and would pair well with lasagna. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A medium-bodied, easy drinking wine. Soft, round palate and well-balanced acidity with flavors that linger. Ripe red raspberries, chocolate, and concentrated black cherry, with well-balanced acidity and a fine powdered structure is followed by toasty oak and spice. Ideal with red meat, pasta or Thai beef salad.

Organic status: not organic

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