2006 Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $17, screw cap. Produced by Vavasour Wines Ltd, Awatera Valley. This label first appeared in 1989. A blend of fruit from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Long-standing winemaker is Glenn Thomas, who joined Vavsour in 1988. Made in an earlier drinking style than the wines bearing the Vavasour label. Imported by Pasternak Wine Imports, Harrison, NY. · The aromatics are really attractive featuring red cherries, herbs, oak and a hint of cinnamon. The flavors echo the aromas. Juicy, light on its feet, with polished tannins and perky acidity on the somewhat lengthy finish. A very good daily drinker and an exceptional value. Reviewed January 1, 2009

Winery: Dashwood
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