Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2009, Marlborough

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
New Zealand

$19.95 (146548)

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A delicious well made pinot lighter in style than most others from Marlborough in New Zealand. Expect aromas of...

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Alex Zanella
Alex Zanella

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March 2012

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Kathryn Young
Kathryn Young

Such a rare thing, to find a good Pinot Noir for an affordable price.
All the elements in this wine are surprisingly well balanced -- a very enjoyable wine.

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Darren White
Darren White

Light colour, thin feel with a burst of delicious Pinot flavour. Very smooth finish, excellent with chicken/bok choy and asian flavours.

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Nik G
Nik G

Great wine, light and flavorful. Jul/12

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Bryan McCaw
Bryan McCaw

This is a simply outstanding Pinot Noir for the money. I have been buying it for gifts recently to showcase what a New Zealand Pinot can taste like. It's a more full bodied Pinot (like Californians). The nose is wonderful. A great deal.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

I read the reviews and decided to give this one a try. The 2009 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir is light bodied, fruity to INTEGRATED wine with nice aromas of rosehip, chocolate and oak on the nose and light raspberry on the palate. Tannins are subtle and the finish is medium to long (decant for 1 hour) and a bit sweet. Drink now or hold upright (screw cap) for 1 to 2 years. My impression: NICE, 89 pts - liked, but you can get as complex (if you age it for couple of years in a bottle with a real cork) Pinot Noir from our backyard – the Konzelnmann winery from Niagara-on-the-Lake for under $15 - especially good vintages 2005, 2007, 2009. Tasted Oct/11.

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Peter Terrana
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Jon Speed
Jon Speed

Light ruby, med low viscosity, red fruit, berries, a bit of earthiness/mushroom, tobacco, smooth tannins, med length. Jan 2011.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Safe, but enjoyable.

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Bob Blais
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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Classic NZ Pinot flavours, a tad light bodied.

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M G
M G

Good price for a Pinot Noir, and quite a nice one at that.

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garwinelover
garwinelover

A little disappointing after reading the other reviews -- harsher tannins than we'd expect. A good pinot noir - not great.

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Holly Bruns
Holly Bruns

A light, crisp wine with sour cherry, earth and tea notes on the nose. A little nutmeg follows up on the palate with a long, fruity finish. A good food wine.

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Adrien Pilon
Adrien Pilon

i liked it but andrea did not. was light and drinkable

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