2013 Fire Road Pinot Noir "Marlborough"
Winery: Fire Road
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Marlborough"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
State or country: New Zealand
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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