Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand

$32.95 (285361)

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91 pts
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October 26, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

Made from a blend of selected low yield vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys of Marlborough, the wine is...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A selection of Villa Maria's best fruit is siphoned out of 12-month aged, 30 per cent new French oak barrels....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This maturing garnet shaded pinot has a soft complex nose of strawberry-cherry jam, woodsy and earthy notes with a...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This pinot is sourced from a number of lower yielding vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys that consistently...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Though it’s been awhile since I’ve last tasted anything other than Sauvignon Blanc from here, I’m delighted to be...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir, a blend from Wairau and Awatere Valleys that was aged over the winter on lees in French Barriques; has charming aromas of clove, faint smoked meat, cranberry and pomegranate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine; balanced with good acidity, soft to refined tannins (decant for 30+ min) and a medium to long finish. Sip this one in a presence of good company; drink now – 2020. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts – recommended for its quality. Tasted Jan/14 at dinner at Rosewater Supper Club tasting Villa Maria wines with winemaker Josh Hammond http://grapeselections.com/villa-maria-dinner/

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