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2006 Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir

13% alc., $40, screw cap. Imported by RO Imports LLC, Napa, CA. Giueseppe Valli emigrated from an Italian winemaking background to New Zealand in the 1870s. Five generations later, great-grandsons Grant Taylor and Tim Valli continue the tradition. · This wine has an exotic perfume of mahogany, crayon, cardamom, chile and red cherries. Red fruit and herbal flavors are simple and clean, the texture is soft and there is a welcome acid kick at the end. Website: www.valli.co.nz. Reviewed October 14, 2007

Winery: Valli Wines
From article: Newer New Zealand Arrivals