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2005 Rippon Vineyard Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir

This wine comes from the most photographed vineyard in the world, Rippon Vineyard on the western shores of Lake Wanaka. The property has been in the Mills family for four generations and current winemaker Nick Mills is crafting superb Pinot Noir reflective of his extensive training in Burgundy. (Imported by Station Imports in Colorado Springs, CO, 719-633-2184). · More restrained and reserved than many heavily-oaked and strongly-fruited Central Otago Pinot Noirs, this is a classy wine that will have a wide fan base. Pure red Pinot fruits, nicely spiced and set off by brisk acidity, this is a food wine that has a long life ahead of it. Reviewed March 23, 2008

Winery: Rippon
From article: Prince’s Excellent Adventure at WOPN