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2006 Escarpment Kupe Martinborough Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $60. From a close planted (16,500 vines/) vineyard. Fermented in wooden French cuves, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barrels. This is the vanguard of the Escarpment style and has admirable age ability. · Gorgeous perfume and fruit featuring bright and fresh dark stone fruits and violets. The palate is soft, plush, long and tasty. This is a compelling wine with mouth-coating tannins and immensely satisfying Pinot fruitiness. Reviewed October 13, 2008

Winery: Escarpment
From article: Escarpment Vineyard: Distinctive Terroir, Magical Wines