2014 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir "Central Otago"
Winery: Innocent Bystander
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Central Otago"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Central Otago
State or country: New Zealand
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: June 30, 2016
Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from New Zealand opens with an attractive mild black raspberry bouquet with hints oak and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry with notes of gentle minerality. I also detected hints of oak, black pepper and boysenberry in the background. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors are very nicely prolonged. This Pinot is very food friendly and would pair perfectly with pork tenderloin with a fig and thyme sauce. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The wine is bright crimson red and has aromas of pomegranates, cranberries, fresh cherries and dark cocoa powder. The palate is dark and brooding with a touch of savory forest undergrowth. A rich tannin structure melts into a velvety mouth feel.
Organic status: not organic
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