2013 Murdoch James Pinot Noir "Estate"
Winery: Murdoch James
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
State or country: New Zealand
Cases produced: 1,000
KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: December 25, 2015
Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Martinborough opens with a fragrant pomangrante and strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral infused red plum with notes of oak. I also detected hints of pomangrante, red grape, and black pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot would pair well with pork tenderloin. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Blended from a selection of wine from mature oak barrels, this Pinot Noir displays soft and savoury complexities that are ready to enjoy right now. A secret garden of summer orchard cherries, with childhood memories of kicking up golden autumn leaves. Silky, vibrant and lingering.
Organic status: not organic
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