2008 Waipara Springs Premo Reserve Waipara New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $20, screw cap. Imported by Wine Imports LLC, Napa, CA. From the oldest vines in the Waipara Valley. The family estate was established in 1989. 100% de-stemmed, natural yeast fermentation, aged 15 months in French oak barrels. · Very alluring perfume of black cherries, crushed berries, bay leaf and oak toast. Long and complex on the palate with hints of roasted nuts and brown spice augmenting the tasty ripe cherry and berry flavors. Soft in the mouth with refreshing acidity and admirable harmony. Very good. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: Waipara Springs Winery & Cafe
From article: Revisiting New Zealand Pinot Noir