2007 Seresin Estate Leah Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $29, screw cap. Imported by The Sorting Table, LLC, Napa, CA. A blend of vineyards. Fermented with wild yeast, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, bottled unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple robe in the glass. Deep and haunting perfume of black raspberries, cedar, sap, oak and cigar box. Earthy, sweet dark fruit core with added interest from cassis, mushroom, plum sauce and tobacco flavors. Well-muscled with firm tannins which are buffered by bright acidity. Good. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: Seresin Estate
From article: Revisiting New Zealand Pinot Noir