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2020 Villa Maria Pinot Noir "Private Bin"

Villa Maria 2020 Private Bin Pinot Noir

Winery: Villa Maria

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Private Bin"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $19

Cases produced: 59,265

KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 17, 2023

Wine Review: This savory and robust Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand is a brilliant cherry red color. The bouquet is very earthy and flinty, with cranberry, fresh strawberry, and spice notes. On the palate it is medium bodied, moderately acidic, fresh, and dry with a nice silky mouthfeel. Flavors include cranberry, red raspberry, crushed stone, cedar, and dried herbs. There are pleasant round tannins in the dry, long finish. Serve with a grilled lamb burger. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: A fruit-driven style of Pinot Noir with a lively personality, this wine expresses an abundance of red cherries on the nose, along with baking spices such as clove and cinnamon. On the palate, fruit flavors of cranberries and fresh raspberries are intermingled with freshly roasted coffee beans and soft cocoa like-tannins. Pinot Noir is incredibly versatile and will go well with roast chicken, smoked salmon or simply with mature cheddar cheese.

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