2007 Seresin Rachel Limited Release Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.68, screw cap, $60. Sourced from Raupo Creek Vineyard. Clones 115, 777 and 10/5. · This Big Boy is deep, dark and intensely fruity. Perfume of plums, blackberries, peppery spice, herbs and oak char. A fruit bomb that attacks the palate with a vengeance filling every crevice with jammy blueberry, blackberry and plum fruit. Silky with fine-grain tannins and some persistence on the fruit-filled finish. The massive fruit is pulled into line with fine acidity. Very good for this style. Reviewed April 23, 2010

Winery: Seresin Estate
From article: New Zealand Pinot Noir: Latest Sips are Ripe, Bold and Fruity