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2017 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir "Central Otago"

Innocent Bystander 2017 Pinot Noir

Winery: Innocent Bystander

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Central Otago"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Otago

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $25

Cases produced: 3,800

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 2, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from the Central Otago region of New Zealand opens with an inviting red raspberry bouquet with hints of forest floor, gun powder and teaberry gum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced with medium acidity. The flavor profile is a tangy red raspberry and strawberry blend with notes of pomegranate, red currant and cranberry. The finish is dry and its tingly acidity and flavors fade away slowly. The Panel suggested pairing this reasonably priced Pinot with grilled salmon. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Central Otago Pinot Noir has lively red and blue fruit aromas supported by savory, spicy undertones of clove, nutmeg and thyme. The palate delivers juicy blackberry and cherry flavors with earthy undertones. The wine has a lovely weight and texture with polished, structured tannins and vibrant natural acidity.

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