2007 Kawarau Estate Reserve Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $31, screw cap. Imported by Station Imports, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The estate vineyard is located north of Cromwell in the heart of Central Otago and is organically certified by Biogro. · On the nose there is shy cherry and berry fruit with up front green garden, vanilla and dirty boot aromas. Very tasty dark red berry core, moderately rich, encased in soft tannins and complimentary oak. Smoothly textured and easy to drink. The oak has been noticeably toned down from previous vintages. The flavors trump the nose at this stage. Decent (+). Reviewed December 16, 2009

Winery: Kawarau Estate
From article: Sips of Pinot from Down Under