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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.
Light ruby, med low viscosity, red fruit, berries, a bit of earthiness/mushroom, tobacco, smooth tannins, med length. Jan 2011.
Light colour, thin feel with a burst of delicious Pinot flavour. Very smooth finish, excellent with chicken/bok choy and asian flavours.
A little disappointing after reading the other reviews -- harsher tannins than we'd expect. A good pinot noir - not great.
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.
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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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.