2009 Cairnbrae Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.58, $17, screw cap. Imported by Station Imports, Colorado Springs, COL. Vineyard neighbors the famous Cloudy Bay Vineyard. Winemaker is Christie Brown. · Moderately intense reddish-purple color in the glass. Cherry and red berry aromas with floral and leafy accents. Slightly tart dried cherry and pomegranate flavors with a green leaf note of under ripeness. The very bright acidity on the finish clamors for food. The wine has some delicate charm but the fruit and acidity are not in cinc. Decent. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: Cairnbrae Vineyards
From article: Revisiting New Zealand Pinot Noir