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2011 Ostler Caroline’s Waitaki Valley New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., screwcap. Imported by Terrell Wines, San Francisco, CA. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. A lighter, more elegant wine that I find appealing, although the phenolics seem to lack a little ripeness and the finish is a bit shallow. Very juicy and thirst quenching, with aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry, and sandalwood, and very modest tannins. Highly approachable and easy to like, but not special. Score: 87. Reviewed October 21, 2014 ARTICLE »

2010 Ostler Carolina’s Waitaki Valley New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., screwcap. Imported by Terrell Wines, San Francisco, CA. From the leading estate in Waitaki Valley. Vineyard is planted in limestone-laden, seabed soils. · Moderately dark reddish purple hue in the glass. Enticing array of black fruits on the nose with a mild oak sheen. Highly enjoyable core of freshly ripened purple and black berries clothed in sinewy tannins. Softly textured with a generous, fruit-driven finish of some appealing length. Score: 89. Reviewed October 21, 2014 ARTICLE »

2009 Ostler Caroline’s Waitaki Valley New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., screwcap. Imported by Terrell Wines, San Francisco, CA. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very ripe fruit aromas on the nose with a heavy dose of smoke and ash. A rustic, savory wine with smoky, herbal oak overshadowing the very ripe core of berry, plum and purple grape fruits. Seems like an atypical bottle. Score: NR. Reviewed October 21, 2014 ARTICLE »



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