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2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir "South Island"

Winery: Kim Crawford

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "South Island"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: South Island

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $18

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: August 19, 2016

Wine Review: Kim Crawford’s 2014 Pinot Noir is a smooth easy drinking Pinot from the South Island of New Zealand. This translucent ruby colored wine opens with complex nose of red cherry, spice and strawberry, with hints of oak and earth. On the palate, it displays light tannins, a medium body and fresh acidity supporting juicy flavors of cherry, cranberry and black pepper with earthy undertones. It closes with a surprising tart, fruity, long finish with peppery notes that makes this an enjoyable sipper with a Netflix movie or to pair it with potstickers. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Medium depth with a bright ruby red colour. Aroma: Bright fruit aromas of fresh crushed berries, hints of spicy oak, and some forest floor notes. Palate: The palate is rich, with red berry flavours providing some nice fruit sweetness. Soft tannins ensure that the wine is approachable in its youth, however, it does have structure to enable the wine to develop over the years. Cellar: One to five yea

Organic status: not organic

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