Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oyster Bay Marlborough 2012 Pinot Noir

Oyster Bay Marlborough 2012 Pinot Noir, $13.59-$19.99, 86 points, appeared a bright cranberry red with a broad clear rim.
Began aromatically earthy with red cherry and a hint of cinnamon.
Light-plus bodied with good acidity and mild-plus tannin carried strawberry and red cherry flavors with a hint of cola.
Finished fair on the trailing palate, a hint of pomegranate, eucalyptus, and a well integrated 13% alcohol.
Paired near perfectly with roasted turkey, gravy, butternut squash, fries, and rye toast.


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  1. Terrible admission, but I don't think that I have ever had a NZ Pinot noir!!!

    1. I won't tell, but as you can see I haven't had many!

  2. There aren't that many in the States. As I commented earlier, NZ Pinot is a tough sell - it's often quite good, but the prices are out of line with others, & that makes it difficult.

    1. Under $15 is doable, especially if it's a first time meet!