9 Savory Pinot Noirs
August 8, 2014
by MaryAnn Worobiec
Sauvignon Blanc may have put New Zealand on the map, but lately it’s the country’s Pinot Noirs that are grabbing wine lovers’ attention. Quality is up, as are production and imports. These wines are good examples of the main Pinot Noir regions in New Zealand: Marlborough, Martinborough, Central Otago and Waipara.
92 pts Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012 ($39)
Fresh and aromatic, with green matcha tea, sea salt, lavender and melon notes to complement the pure macerated raspberry and juicy cherry fruit and generous velvety tannins. Gains complexity and nuance on the long finish. Drink now through 2027.