Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2013

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Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand

$18.95 (54353)

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Critic Reviews (11)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The summer and fall of 2013 in Marlborough were exceptionally warm and dry and for many wines, like this one, it was...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Pinot typed and quite finely wooded nose. The flavors follow, well designed, good fruit very present and noticeable...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

(Tasted blind at WWAC14): Medium ruby in colour, the 2013 Pinot Noir offers satisfying aromas of cherries and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very pretty, bright and even young pinot brimming with cran-raspberry fruit, pretty florality and...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

This New Zealand pinot shows a lovely woodsy, earthy side that Marlborough wines can achieve. This young and fresh...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

A pretty nose with ripe raspberry and strawberry and aromatic floral notes. The palate is light, crisp and juicy with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A simple but enjoyable, varietally accurate pinot here, fully focused on red fruit. The palate is gentle and silky,...

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Craig Pinhey
Craig Pinhey

Pretty, floral and cherry nose is totally Pinot. Typically New World style Pinot with soft, easy palate. Clean, well...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Ripe black raspberry, blackberry and herbal dill on the nose. The tart and fresh palate shows the same - sticking to...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A ripe, modern and forward but not overly aromatic or romantic rendition of Pinot Noir. A bit hardened and drying,...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Simple and fruity nose with hints of wild strawberries and cranberries. Beautiful freshness and purity of fruit...

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Community Reviews (3)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Nice to see a pinot of this quality as a general listing, and at a reasonable price too. Not hugely complex, but a compelling sipper with cherry, cola, and floral notes. For me, it strikes the right balance between cool climate delicacy and in-your-face warm climate abundant fruitiness and high alcohol.

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Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Another fine vintage from a reliable Marlborough producer of NZ Pinot Noir.

Bright nose of cherries, raspberry, hint of white pepper and herbs.

Palate of lush strawberries, sour cherries, and a touch of dark fruit jam. Medium-bodied, the nice acidity hold the fruit finish, with mild tannins.

A classic new-world pinot.

Tasted November 2014.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Explosive flavours with a nice mix of sweet & sour fruits

Description: Light garnet to ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features pine, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, oak spice, nutmeg and autumn leaves. Medium body with low tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: Some heat from the 13% alcohol

Interesting Point: Slightly chill and serve in a Balloon style glass

Drink now or in the next 5-7 of years on its own or pair it with .

Tasted: 1 Aug 2015

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Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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