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2015 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir "Central Otago"

Winery: Innocent Bystander

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Central Otago"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $25

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 27, 2017

Wine Review: This cherry-red colored Pinot Noir from New Zealand opens with a red raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is tart red raspberry and strawberry rhubarb blend with hints of mild minerality and gentle oak. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This good value Pinot is a nice wine to pair with food. I would pair it with Chinese pork dumplings. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2015 Central Otago Pinot Noir is bright crimson and has red fruit aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries with savory, spicy undertones of clove, nutmeg and thyme. The palate delivers intense red and blue fruit flavors with elegant weight and texture. Polished, structured tannins and a vibrant natural acidity bring focus to an impressively long finish.

Organic status: not organic

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